Damascus, SANA – Syria-Cuba Friendship Association at the Regional Leadership of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party organized on Sunday a celebration on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Head of the Association Dr. Abdul-Nasser Shafie highlighted the depth of the historical ties binding Syria and Cub that are based on mutual respect and common struggle against imperialism, underscoring how much the bilateral relations were consolidated under late President Hafez al-Assad and the Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
He hailed the recent achievement of the Cuban Revolution through which the US and the West were forced to recognize Cuba after failing over five decades to make it bow to pressure.
For his part, Assistant Foreign and Expatriates Minister Ayman Sousan said the relationship between Cuba and Syria embodies the most prominent manifestations of the concepts of national liberality, sovereignty and struggle against international imperialism.
Manar al-Frieh/H. Said