As part of his intensive program of work in Europe, the Hero of the Republic of Cuba, Fernando González Llort, President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples (ICAP, by its Spanish initials) and Member of the National Assembly of the People's Power, held a fruitful meeting with the President of the Slovenian-Cuban Friendship Association, Igor Jurisic, and other members of that solidarity organization.
In the meeting, in which the Cuban Ambassador to Austria, Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios also participated, comrade Jurisic ratified the commitment of Slovenian friends to support Cuba´s causes in his country and in Europe and to continue expanding the membership of the solidarity organization with other Slovenian sectors, such as the student sector. He expressed his rejection of the tightening of the economic, commercial, and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba, particularly the recent measures regarding the implementation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act by Trump´s Administration.
Both parties exchanged proposals on joint actions to be carried out in the next period. The President of ICAP took the opportunity to reiterate to the Slovene Friendship Association the recognition and gratitude for the successful organization of the XVIII European Solidarity Meeting with Cuba, held in Bohinj, in November 2018.
The Slovenian-Cuban Friendship Association was founded in 2009 and it maintains an active work among the youth sectors.
(Embacuba Austria / Cubaminrex)