|Indian Parliament Speaker ratifies support for Cuba
Havana, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina).- Somnath Chaterjee, speaker of the Indian Parliament, asserted that his government and nation had stood up and would continue standing up for Cuba, against the aggressive Bush policies, Granma newspaper published Friday.
Chaterjee ratified the New Delhi condemnation of Washington´s restrictions and over four-decade blockade against Havana, and expressed its great admiration for the Cuban people´s steadfastness.
The high ranking official, who is leading a parliamentarian delegation from his country, thanked Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada, speaker of the People´s Power National Assembly (local Parliament), for inviting him to visit the Caribbean island.
On January 12 1960, Havana and New Delhi opened diplomatic relations, which strengthened after the construction of a plant to produce Hepatitis B vaccines, resulting from exchanges and cooperation between scientists from both countries.Solidarity with Cuba activity is held
Havana, June 14 (AIN)—A solidarity with Cuba event was held a the site of India’s Communist Party in New Delhi this past weekend with chants of Long Live Fidel and the Cuban people and its Revolution.
During a speech of Cuba’s ambassador to India, Juan Carretero to some 200 members of the Indian Communist Party leadership, he talked about US President George W. Bush’s recent brutal measures against Cuba.
He also read the "Proclamation by an Adversary of the US Government" which was an open letter by the Cuban President to George W. Bush during a rally of over 1 million Cubans in Havana last May 14th, which received an ovation by the Indian participants.
The General Secretary of India’s Communist Party, A.B. Bardhan closed the solidarity activity and presented a Resolution by the National Council in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution with an action plan and declared July 26th as Day of Solidarity with Cuba.
The Resolution was unanimously approved with people chanting in support of Cuba and its President Fidel Castro.