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Machado Ventura receives delegation of Communists from Cyprus

Machado PCC ChipreJosé Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, yesterday received a delegation from the Working People’s Progressive Party of Cyprus chaired by Giorgos Loukaides (AKEL), member of the Political Bureau and head of this political formation’s parliamentary caucus.

During the extensive conversation, the Cuban leader discussed hostile U.S. policy toward Cuba, the full activation of the Helms-Burton Act and the latest measures taken by the Trump administration to further restrict visits to our country by U.S. citizens.

In this regard, Giorgos Loukaides reaffirmed the unwavering policy of AKEL in condemning the blockade, as well as the will of the party’s leadership to continue strengthening ties of friendship and solidarity with the island.

Machado Ventura also addressed the neoliberal offensive underway in Latin America and the Caribbean, and efforts to strengthen the Sao Paulo Forum.
The two leaders agreed on their mutual desire to continue developing the historic relations of brotherhood and cooperation shared by their parties.
Accompanying the distinguished guest was Vera Policarpo, member of the AKEL Central Committee and responsible for the political formation’s international relations.

Also participating, on the Cuban side, was Ángel Arzuaga Reyes, assistant director of the International Relations Department of Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee.


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