Cuba: President Kovind pays homage to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro
President Ram Nath Kovind has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba, describing the late leader as a great friend of India who lent strength to the voice of developing countries in the international arena. Kovind arrived in Havana yesterday on the last leg of his three-nation tour to Greece, Suriname, and Cuba. Here's more.
President Kovind's tweet
Honoured to begin my state visit to Cuba by paying homage to Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba. A great friend of India, who lent dignity strength to the voice of developing countries in the international arena. His leadership shall continue to inspire millions #PresidentKovind pic.twitter.com/pDz8M5CHZc— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 22, 2018
Fidel Castro passed away at the age of 90
Cold War icon Castro stuck to his ideology beyond the collapse of Soviet communism and remained widely respected in parts of the world that struggled against colonial rule. The late commander of the Cuban revolution passed away at the age of 90 on November 25, 2016. During the two-day visit, President Kovind will also hold talks with newly-elected Cuban President Miguel Diza-Canel Bermudez.