HAVANA, Thursday, September 14, 2023 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas held a meeting today with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel in the Cuban capital, Havana. The meeting was preceded by an official reception ceremony where the national anthems of both Palestine and Cuba were played.
During the meeting, President Abbas briefed his Cuban counterpart on the latest developments concerning the Palestinian issue, particularly in view of the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people, their properties, and their religious sites, in addition to the dangerous acceleration of settlement activities and land confiscation by the Israeli occupation.
President Abbas expressed his best wishes for the success of the Republic of Cuba in its role as the chair of the Group of 77+China, reaffirming that the State of Palestine will support their efforts and work towards their success.
He expressed his profound appreciation for the supportive and solidarity-based stances of the Cuban leadership and people toward the just struggle of the Palestinian people in establishing their independent state, with Jerusalem as its capital.
In turn, President Díaz-Canel affirmed his country's unconditional support for the just struggle of the Palestinian people for freedom, sovereignty, and the establishment of an independent state.
During the meeting, the two presidents also discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them.