Diaz-Canel in Mexico: “distinguished, respected and brotherly guest”

CAMPECHE, Mexico. “Welcome President Miguel Diaz-Canel, it is a great honor for me to host you here in Campeche, in our country that belongs to you as the leader of a people worthy of Cuba,” said President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) after reception of the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and the President of the Republic of Cuba at the international airport of this city.

The head of state of the Greater Antilles was warmly embraced by his colleague as he exited the plane at exactly 8:30 am local time. At the welcome ceremony, which lasted 15 minutes under overcast skies approaching rain, the two friends gave a brief but emotional overview of the shared history of the two nations and peoples.

“Mexico and Cuba have always maintained a relationship of political brotherhood,” AMLO said on a brief tour of working and fighting to create in Mexico “isleños de corazón,” universal Cubans and Latinos like José Martí, Pedro Santacilia Palacios and Manuel. Marquez Sterling.

“We also could not,” he added, “keep silent, remain silent in the face of the historical fact that the ship Granma sailed from the port of Tuspan in this Gulf of Mexico with a group of revolutionaries like Commander Fidel. Castro and the legendary guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara, to liberate Cuba from the dictatorship of Batista and, most importantly, to define for more than 60 years, by the will and support of an indomitable people, the boundary that must always exist between sovereignty and the desire for hegemonic domination.

“For this and many other reasons, you, President Miguel Diaz-Canel, are a respected, respected and brotherly guest to the government that I represent, to the government of Mexico. Thank you for coming,” confirmed Lopez Obrador.

It is always a great honor to get to the birthplace of Benito Juarez.

“It is a great honor and joy for me to set foot on Mexican soil again, to meet with friends, and at least for a few hours to talk with this sweet part of the Hispanic family,” the President of Cuba said in his message during the reception of the state of Lopez’s workshop.

“We are coming to return in person, the hugs we received during difficult and uncertain times, along with material assistance and technical advice in vital areas and activities,” Diaz-Canel added.

“It is always a great honor for me,” he said, “to get to the homeland of Benito Juarez, about whom our Marty wrote such sincere and deep assessments that there is not a single Cuban who would not recognize him as one of the great people of Our America, a symbol of the dignity of the indigenous nations and the struggle against the aggression of European colonialism and the expansionist ambitions of a powerful neighbor.

“Mexico, beautiful and dear, as they sing here and in Cuba, this is Juarez, and this is the story we will always be indebted to them for giving home, inspiration, strength and a path to those who fought for our freedom until we conquered it, from Jose Marti to Fidel Castro, Raul, Che and the generation of the century.”

And Mexico, Díaz-Canel added, “is also real, supportive, honest and fair, which is constantly expressed in the gestures and words of its government. For this reason, and because our people demand it, I express my deep respect and affection for the brotherly Mexican people and their President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. They are very popular in Cuba. Mexico and you, President,” he stressed.

Diaz-Canel once again thanked the brotherly country for the gestures of solidarity and explained that during his current official visit, progress in cooperation relations will be reviewed and new goals in areas of mutual interest will be analyzed.

At the end of the reception ceremony, both leaders welcomed the delegations, which for Mexico included Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrad; Minister of the Interior Adan Augusto López; Minister of National Defense Luis Cresensio Sandoval; Minister of the Navy Rafael Ojeda; coordinator of presidential advisers Lazaro Cardenas and Campeche governor Laida Sansores, who accompanied Cuban President’s companion Lis Cuesta Perez.

Participating on the Cuban side are Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parilla; Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz; Head of Public Health José Angel Portal Miranda; Vice Chancellor Josephine Vidal Ferreiro; Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Minrex Eugenio Martínez Enrique; Cuban Ambassador to Mexico Marcos Rodríguez Costa and Biocubafarma President Eduardo Martínez Diaz among other personalities.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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