Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Cuban president, thanked this Wednesday on social media for the encouragement and support message sent by the leader of the Brazilian Workers' Party, Luis Ignacio Lula Da Silva.
Diaz-Canel wrote on Twitter: Lula: "The people of Cuba are growing before the world". Thank you, brother, for your message of encouragement and support.
The Cuban people are with you. Hugs.
Next, Cuban News Agency publishes the letter from the former Brazilian president to the Cuban leader where he highlights the solidarity and humanity of the Cuban doctors who have gone to other nations to help the victims of the coronavirus pandemic:
Sao Bernardo do Campo, SP Brazil
March 23, 2020
Dear Miguel Diaz-Canel,
I am writing to talk about the emotion I felt when I saw the image of Cuban doctors arriving in Italy to help the victims of the coronavirus pandemic in that country.
Once again the government and the people of Cuba are giving the world an example of solidarity, overcoming all barriers, whether of an economic, geographical or political nature.
It is in times of crisis that we know the truly great ones. And in these hours the people of that island always rise up before the world. Cuba's active, militant and revolutionary solidarity has already become evident in different parts of the planet, in a proud and sovereign response to those who are trying to impose an economic blockade and political isolation on it.
The Brazilian people will be eternally grateful for the role you played in our More Doctors program, in a cooperation that saved countless lives and taught our own health professionals much.
That cooperation was brutally interrupted by a government that was stingy with the people and blinded by an individualistic and inhumane ideology.
In these moments of crisis due to the coronavirus, unfortunately in a way that has been suffered more by our people, everyone is having to recognize the lack that our fellow Cuban doctors are making here.
I ask you, dear comrade Diaz-Canel, to convey to the Cubans, especially to the scientists and health professionals who are in this hard fight for life around the world, the recognition, admiration and gratitude of the Brazilian people.
We will be together, always, until victory
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva