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Delegation of ESBECAN back in Ghana reiterates its rejection of the blockade and ratifies its admiration for Fidel

GHANA, 20th October, 2017.- The Ambassador of Cuba, Pedro Luis Despaigne Gonzalez, received at the "Kotoka" International Airport in Accra the delegation of the Association of Ghana Graduates in Cuba (ESBECAN), which participated in the activities for the 40th Anniversary of the "Internationalist Training Program" on the Isle of Youth.

In his welcoming remarks, the Cuban diplomat thanked the delegation for their demonstrated interest in participating in the Program, and especially for their outstanding performance in the event.

The President of ESBECAN and head of the delegation, Mr. Gregory Alvin Parbey, stressed the importance of having visited the land that everyone considers his second Homeland. He commented that the Program organized by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) in the Isle of Youth was intense and very productive, because they exchanged with delegates from other countries and received again the affection of the Cuban people.

Among the shared anecdotes was the impact that Dr. George Selorm described his participation in the International Roundtable dedicated to the event. The Ghanaian doctor explained that he only had to speak with his heart and to expose to Cuban Television his memories of that stage, his gratitude to Cuba and Fidel and to express his conviction that, having graduated in Cuba, he has acquired a special perspective on life.

The ESBECANs reaffirmed their rejection of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US on the Cuban people, whose effects they were able to verify in their recent visit. They also emphasized the recognition of the figure of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro as a second father, for his role in his professional and human preparation.

The visit to Cuba of the 26 members of the ESBECAN delegation was part of a month of broad historical content. They arrived in Havana on October 8, commemorating the physical disappearance of Commander Ernesto Ché Guevara and returned to Accra on October 20, considered in Cuba as the National Culture Day, because a day like that, but in 1868 the Cubans for the first time sang in Bayamo city the notes of a combat anthem, which today constitutes a patriotic symbol, the National Anthem. (Cubaminrex-Embacuba Ghana).