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Pyongyang Event Marks Month of DPRK-Cuba Solidarity

Posted on the 13 August 2013 by Michael_nklw @Michael_NKLW
So Ho Won (L),  Vice Chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, and Cuban Ambassador to the DPRK   (R) speak at an event marking August, the month of DPRK-Cuban solidarity on 13 August 2013 (Photos: KCNA screengrabs).

So Ho Won (L), Vice Chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, and Cuban Ambassador to the DPRK (R) speak at an event marking August, the month of DPRK-Cuban solidarity on 13 August 2013 (Photos: KCNA screengrabs).

A meeting and film screening was held at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club in Pyongyang on 13 August (Tuesday) to mark the month of DPRK-Cuban solidarity.  Attending the event were Cuban Ambassador to the DPRK Germán Hermín Ferras Álvarez, staff members of the Cuban Embassy in the DPRK, Vice Chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries So Ho Won, and DPRK officials.  

So Ho Won said in a speech at the meeting that “that the first gunfire made by the Cuban revolutionaries and patriots in Moncada under the leadership of Fidel Castro Ruz marked a historic occasion in encouraging the Cuban people in the struggle for freedom and liberation.The Cuban people have won victory by following the road of socialism despite the U.S. political and military pressure and moves for stifling Cuba economically and its subversive activities and sabotage.”  So also remarked that “the Korean people will as ever stand in the same trench with the fraternal Cuban people in the just struggle to beat back the U.S. imperialists’ moves for aggression and intervention and defend socialism,” according to KCNA.  

Germán Hermín Ferras Álvarez said that “the international solidarity activities are of great significance now that the imperialists are becoming all the more pronounced in their counterrevolutionary offensive” that “the friendly relations between the two countries have grown strong in the protracted and rigorous struggle against the U.S. imperialists, the common enemy, and become a model for the world people” and he “expressed belief that Korean people would always win victory in the struggle to shatter the U.S. moves for stifling the DPRK, defend the sovereignty of the country and achieve national reunification.”  At the end of the meeting, participants watched DPRK and Cuban films.

Korean and Cuban participants attend at an event marking the DPRK-Cuban solidarity month of August, held at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club in Pyongyang on 13 August 2013 (Photo: KCNA screengrab).

Korean and Cuban participants attend at an event marking the DPRK-Cuban solidarity month of August, held at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club in Pyongyang on 13 August 2013 (Photo: KCNA screengrab).


Filed under: DPRK Cabinet, DPRK Diplomat Corps, DPRK External Relations, DPRK films, DPRK-Cuba relations, International Department, Korean Workers' Party (KWP), KPA-CRAF Relations, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Trade, North Korean press, Secretariat

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