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On Au­gust 13, the Em­bassy of the Repub­lic of Cuba and the China World Peace Foun­da­tion held an event to com­mem­o­rate the 92nd an­niver­sary of Fidel Cas­tro Ruz’s birth at the Peace Gar­den Mu­seum in Bei­jing.

At the event, Li Ruo­hong, pres­i­dent of the China World Peace Foun­da­tion, men­tioned that Cas­tro was a good friend of the Chi­nese peo­ple and Chi­nese lead­ers over the past sev­eral gen­er­a­tions. His achieve­ments and le­gacy have greatly in­flu­enced Cuba and the world.

In her speech, Lis­bet Que­sada Luna, charge d’af­faires of Cuba’s Em­bassy in Bei­jing, stated that Cas­tro was one of the great­est rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies in the world, and his achieve­ments have been re­garded as the best cause by the world. As a guer­rilla, po­lit­i­cal leader, head of state and wise man, he had a con­sid­er­able im­pact on peo­ple’s think­ing. Luna added that Cas­tro had long called for the pur­suit of world peace, the most sa­cred re­spon­si­bil­ity of all hu­man be­ings.

A stu­dent from Cuba re­cited a poem orig­i­nally writ­ten by Cuban hero An­to­nio Guer­rero Ro­driguez for Cas­tro’s 80th birth­day. A song was per­formed in his honour as well.

Spe­cial Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Chi­nese Govern­ment on Latin Amer­i­can Af­fairs Liu Yuqin, who also served as China’s am­bas­sador to Cuba, at­tended the event as well. Other at­ten­dees in­cluded of­fi­cials from the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs of China, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from China’s govern­ment agen­cies, diplo­mats from Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries in Bei­jing and staff mem­bers from Cuba’s agen­cies in China.

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