Cuban Deputy Minister Meets with Syrian Newspaper Director

2010.01.22 - 13:12:48 /

HAVANA, CUBA.-  Cuba’s Deputy Foreign Minister Marcos Rodriguez, met  on Thursday in Damascus with Abdulatih Omrarn, director of the Al Baath newspaper, official organ of the BAAS Arab Socialist Party of Syria.

During the meeting, held at the offices of the newspaper, Omrarn underlined the feelings of solidarity and friendship nurturing relations between the two countries, the Cuban Foreign Ministry’s web site reports.

Cuba’s ambassador to Syria, Luis Marisy Figueredo, was present during the meeting, where aspects of the visit made by the Arab newspaper’s board of directors to the island, at the invitation of Granma, official organ of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party.

Prior to the meeting, he Deputy Minister was interviewed by the local television, during which he tackled aspects of bilateral relations, the current situation in Latin America and the processes of integration in that region.

Likewise, he said that Washington arbitrarily included Cuba on a list of nations supporting terrorism, while confessed criminals like Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch, the authors of the bombing in mid air of a Cubana airliner in 1976, an act of sabotage in which all people on board lost their lives, walk freely down the streets of the United States.

Rodriguez underlined the double standard of the government of US President   Barack Obama, while keeping imprisoned in US territory five Cuban heroes unjustly incarcerated for fighting terrorism.

Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramón Labañino and Rene Gonzalez were condemned to harsh sentences for monitoring the activities of anti-Cuban terrorist organizations from Florida to prevent the island from the violent actions of these groups.


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