In the context of the first anniversary of the decease of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, the photo exhibition "Fidel Castro and the Revolution" was inaugurated at the premises of the Egyptian Center for International Cultural Cooperation. The photo chosen to head the exhibition was the one of meeting between the former Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Fidel in New York, in 1960.
In his words to the guests, Cuban Ambassador Laureano Rodríguez Castro highlighted Fidel's revolutionary work and political stature and pointed out that his encounter with Nasser cemented a relationship between the Egyptian and Cuban peoples that has not changed, and will not it over time.
"The historical leader of the Cuban Revolution was one of the most significant personalities of the 20th century, along with men of the stature of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ho Chi Min, Josep Tito, Mahatma Gandhi." These popular heroes may be loved or hated, but they cannot be erased from history. They remain as a paradigm of what is still to be done to achieve justice against imperialism. "
In addition, the ambassador expressed the condolences and sympathies of the Cuban Government and People to all the Egyptians and relatives of the victims of the recent terrorist attack against in the north of the Sinai.
The event was attended by Albdel-Hakim Abdel Nasser, son of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, the directors of the friendship associations Egypt-Latin America and Egypt-Cuba and members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Egypt.