ICAP President and Cuban Hero Fernando González attended Africa's Fifth Continental Cuba Solidarity Conference. Photo: Prensa Latina

PRETORIA.— Decorated Hero of the Republic of Cuba Fernando González expressed his satisfaction with Africa's Fifth Continental Cuba Solidarity Conference recently held in Namibia, describing the event as successful. He also highlighted the documents approved by participants expressing the continent's support for Cuba.

González, President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), noted that the event, which took place from June 5-7 in the city of Windohek, was dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, whom he described as a "constant presence during the debates," while speaking to Prensa Latina.

According to the Cuban official, in-depth discussions took place during the event, culminating in a series of declarations containing an action plan for African countries to increase their solidarity work with Cuba. Such initiatives include dedicating one day every month to solidarity work with the Caribbean nation, and denouncing the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the island by the United States in their respective parliaments, as well as calling for the return of the territory illegally occupied by U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo.

González also highlighted the Namibian government's support of the Fifth Continental Cuba Solidarity Conference and participation of its President, Hage G. Geingob, who inaugurated the event, during which he paid tribute to Fidel Castro, who according to the African leader became a symbol of true and selfless friendship.

Geingob went on to note that the event's maxim: "Intensifying solidarity and continuing the legacy of Fidel and Che," was extremely appropriate given that the world needs leaders with the strong moral character, principles and leadership qualities these iconic individuals possessed.

González also noted that in addition to the Final Declaration, participants approved three resolutions in support of the people of Western Sahara and their struggle for independence, the Palestinian cause and in defense of the people of Latin America, above all Venezuela's Bolivian Revolution and its President Nicolás Maduro. (PL)