The diplomat affirmed that the aforementioned ties have been strengthened over the years and have been sustained from the beginning on the basis of friendship, solidarity and collaboration.
Starting in 1959, the visits of Cuban officials to India and of our country’s authorities to the Caribbean island contributed to the consolidation of these relations, he stressed.
In that sense, he recalled the visits paid by Fidel Castro and Ernesto Che Guevara to India at the beginning of the revolutionary process in Cuba.
Sarvesvaran Janakiraman also highlighted the coincidence of the celebration of the anniversary with India’s National Youth Day in honor of Swami Vivekananda, a thinker and religious leader who was born on January 12, 1863, in Calcutta, and who stood out as a key piece in the fight against injustices.
The event was attended by Alberto Blanco, director of the Asia and Oceania Department at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations, and representatives of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), workers from the Indian Embassy and guests.