Vladimir Putin reveals the content of his last conversation with Fidel Castro.
Published on 22.11.2022
Sputnik reports that the Russian President inaugurated on November 22 in Moscow a monument in honor of Fidel Castro. During the ceremony, he recalled his last conversation with the former Cuban leader, who notably mentioned the right of every nation to develop freely.
This Tuesday, November 22 in Moscow, Vladimir Putin attended the inauguration ceremony of a statue bearing the effigy of theformer Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died in 2016 at the age of 90. Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, the current President, also took part in the event.
No to dictatorship, plunder and neocolonialism
In his speech, the Russian leader mentioned his last interaction with the Cuban politician, which took place in 2014.
“He talked about things that were surprisingly in tune with the times: the era of the emergence of a multipolar world order. That independence and dignity are non-negotiable. That every nation has the right to develop freely, to choose its own path, and that in a truly just world, there can be no place for dictatorship, plunder and neocolonialism,” detailed the Russian President.
Political dialogue at the highest level
Mr. Diaz-Canel meanwhile assured that Cuba “appreciated[ait] the work that the Russian Federation is doing to move the world towards multipolarity”.
The Cuban President further stated that even in difficult circumstances, the two countries have managed to maintain a political dialogue at the highest level.