Esteban Lazo Receives the President of the National Saharawi Council

Esteban Lazo Receives the President of the National Saharawi Council

Photo: Abel Padrón Padilla/ACN
Photo: Abel Padrón Padilla/ACN

The President of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo received on Wednesday in Havana the President of the National Saharawi Council, Jatri Adduh and his visiting delegation.

Lazo, who met the distinguished visitor in the Capitol building, site of the National Assembly, highlighted the strong friendship ties that unites the Caribbean nation with the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic and its Polisario Front and the Fidel Castro’s role in strengthening the relations between both sides.

He recalled that over two thousand Saharawi students have graduated from the island, while Cuban teachers and doctors have aided that country in the fields of education, hygiene, epidemiology and vaccination among others.

He also reiterated Cuba’s support for the right of the Saharawi people in their self-determination starting from the unity around the Polisario Front and highly praised the importance in the compliance of the UN Resolution on the issue.

Lazo thanked the delegation for its solidarity with Cuba, its support in the fight against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States, especially during the difficult days of the physical disappearance of the leader of the Cuban Revolution.

You have been true brothers in the fight against the blockade and the preservation of our dreams of independence and justice, said Esteban Lazo to the National Saharawi Council President.

Referring to the historic moment in which the visit is taking place, Lazo highlighted the US aggression against the left and progressive governments in the continent and how the arrival of President Donald Trump to the White House has provoked a setback in relations with the Caribbean island.

During the meeting, the President of the National Assembly talked about the recently concluded Cuban electoral process and the sense of unity of the people when 80 percent of the population opted to vote on a united front and the continuity of the revolutionary process.

He also spoke on the need to continue strengthening the Cuban Parliament and the approval of a new Constitution, that conceptualizes the changes of the Cuban economic model that come from the implementation of the guidelines approved at the 6th Party Congress.

Jatri Adduh thanked the Cuban people’s Solidarity with the Polisario Front and is support to their independence.

He thanked on behalf of the families of the youth educated by the Revolution the possibility of studying in Cuba and affirmed that freedom and justice unite both peoples.

The delegation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic arrived to Cuba last Monday and during their visit to Havana, they met with the Head of the International Relations Department of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, Jose Ramon Balaguer and placed a floral wreath before the statue of Jose Marti at Revolution Square.

The delegation also visited Old Havana and the Arab House in the colonial section of the city.

(Taken from Cuban News Agency)

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