Cuba Has Always Been on the Side of the Palestinian People

President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed in Havana

Aida Calviac Mora

The President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, highlighted the constant support from Cuba for the cause of its people, on his arrival this Friday in Havana, at the invitation of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Your browser may not support display of this image. Councils of State and of Ministers.


I am very happy to be here. Our friendship goes back many years during which the Cuban people have always been on the side of the Palestinian people, pointed out the President of the Executive Committee of the Organization for the Liberation of Palestine (PLO) and of the National Palestine Authority (NPA).

Abbas, who was received at the José  Martí international airport by Marcos Rodríguez Costa, deputy minister of External Relations, said that the objective of his first visit to the island is to strengthen bilateral relations.

Palestine, historically, has condemned the blockade by the United States against Cuba; however, it is not full member of the United Nations and, consequently, does not have the right to vote.


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