The President of the Republic signed the book of condolence for the death of Fidel Castro

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, signed today 30 November 2016 the book of condolence opened at the Embassy of Cuba for the death of Fidel Castro Ruz.

In the book of condolence the President wrote the following:

“?t is with deep sorrow that I have received the news on the passing away of the historic leader of the Republic of Cuba, Fidel Castro Ruz.

He was a towering figure in international politics and a true friend of the Republic of Cyprus since its establishment in 1960.

Cyprus will always be grateful to Fidel Castro Ruz and the Government of Cuba for their principled position and support with regard to the Cyprus problem, through the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement.

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and on my own behalf, I would like to convey my sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to his family as well as to the friendly people and Government of Cuba.”

Source: Press and Information Office