Monday, 22, April, 2024

The Acting President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent a message to the President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz expressing sincere support and condolences to the leadership of Cuba and the Cuban people on the passing of the prominent politician and statesman Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, a statement of the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Fidel Castro, a true patriot, is recognized as the founding father of modern Cuba who had laid a solid foundation of its statehood and over his life shown courage and perseverance in defending the independence and sovereignty of his country, the message said. The iron will of the Cuban people, the desire for freedom and determination are inseparably linked with Fidel Castro, a person of historical dimension without exaggeration.

The Head of our state underscored that Fidel Castro had always been a proponent of strengthening the Uzbek-Cuban relations based on friendship, cooperation and mutual respect. The memories of Fidel Castro’s visit to Uzbekistan, his trips across the country and unforgettable friendly encounters are still vivid.

"We sincerely share the pain and grief of the freedom-loving Cuban people", - the message of the Head of state added.

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