Cuba Sends Condolences Due to Death of Former Iranian President
11 de enero de 2017, 12:22Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas conveyed today the condolences of the Cuban government and people on the occasion of the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi, one of the main figures of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
During the signing the book of condolences from the Iranian embassy in Havana, Cabrisas made reference to the historical ties between the two countries and to the strengthening of these by the actions of Hashemi during his period of political activity.
The Iranian ambassador in Cuba, Kambiz Sheik-hassani, thanked Cuban autorities, maily President Raul Castro, who recently sent a similar message to his Persian counterpart, Hassan Rohaní.
He also said that Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi was one of the pillars of the Islamic Revolution, so his death represented a blow to the country.
Both nations have experienced harsh blows in recent months, in November we lost Fidel Castro and now we are losing one of the historical and key personalities of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, he said.
Hashemi favored the consolidation of relations between Cuba and Iran and during its mandates (1989-1993 and 1993-1997) important projects of scientific and commercial cooperation between the two nations were initiated.
Also, as president of the Council of Discernment, Hashemi received the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, during the official visit that the latter made to Iran in 2001.
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