The National Conference of Friendship and Solidarity between the Romanian and Cuban Peoples took place in Bucharest, last Saturday, December 8th.
Present during the event were representatives of associations, foundations and groups promoting the friendship and solidarity with the Republic of Cuba and its heroic people, subjected to a rough and inhuman embargo, for over half a century, by the largest economic and military power on the planet, the United States of America.
Among the participants we must mention the following: Cristian Ciobanu, Coordinator on the National Council of Friendship and Solidarity between the Romanian and Cuban Peoples; Constantin Rotaru, President of the Romanian Socialist Party; Ion Hotinceanu, President of the "Jose Marti" Romanian-Cuban Friendship Association; Petre Ignatencu, founding president of the Romanian - Cuban Friendship Association "CHE GUEVARA"; Creţu Constantin, president of the "Genius of the Carpathians" Association; Petrica Dima, Romania-Cuba Friendship Association; Gheorghe Ungureanu, "Fidel Castro" Association from the town of Curtea de Arges; Ciprian Pop, Secretary General of the "Worker Worker's Romania" Association.
The guests of honor were His Excellency Roberto Cesar HAMILTON MAGAÑA - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Romania, and Victor Ramon CARAZO - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to Romania.
The conference presented the activities of the component associations meant to promote the image and concerns of the Cuban people in solving their social, economic and cultural problems in the context of the US embargo.
During the two hours of friendly debates, the participants expressed their commitment to continue the promotion of the friendship between the Romanian and Cuban peoples by presenting the existing realities in the "largest island of the Antilles", by all means available, this being all the more necessary in the current geopolitical context in which the Trump Administration has adopted a program of measures designed to make the life of the Cuban people even more difficult and bringing back the forgotten times of the cold war.
In conclusion, the participants debated and approved the Solidarity Declaration with the Cuban people, also meant to lift the US embargo imposed on the island.