Cambodians graduated in Cuba expressed their solidarity with the Cuban Government and people, to whom they thanked for their professional education. Their friendship sentiments were shown during a meeting held at the Cuban Embassy in Phnom Penh, where they welcomed Vice President of ICAP, Alicia Corredera Morales, as well as their representatives who participated in the VIII Regional event of solidarity with Cuba, held in Manila on April 9thand 10th.
Yos Son, President of the External Relations Commission of Cambodia Peoples´s Party (CCP) Central Committee, emphasized the historic ties of friendship between both the Countries. The CPP leader thanked the support given by Cuba at the end of the seventies decade, as well as for the sustained medicine scholarship program for Cambodian youths. Yos Son words of gratitude were conveyed to the Cuban Ambassador in Phnom Penh, Juan Hidalgo-Gato Pérez and the Vice-President of the ICAP, Alicia Corredera Morales, during a friendly meeting held at the organization´s headquarters.
Cambodia expressed the interest of furthering bilateral cooperation with Cuba on gender issues, in particular the exchange of experiences on policies aimed at the empowerment, protection and effective participation of women in society. Such will was conveyed by Dr. Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women's Affairs, during a courtesy call the Minister conceded to Vice President of ICAP, Alicia Corredera Morales and Cuban Ambassador to Phnom Penh, Juan Hidalgo-Gato Pérez.
The National Assembly of Cambodia emphasized on its official website the historical ties of friendship with Cuba. The Legislature offered extensive information on the meeting of the parliamentary group of friendship with Cuba with the Vice President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Alicia Corredera Morales, as well as the Cuban Ambassador in Phnom Penh, Juan Hidalgo-Gato Pérez.
Nguon Nhil, Vice-President of the National Assembly of Cambodia called for the end of U.S. blockade against Cuba. The parliamentarian leader argued that that policy harms the Cuban people and limits the economic development of the country. These statements of support were made by him during a meeting with ICAP Vice-President, Alicia Corredera Morales and Cuban Ambassador to Phnom Penh, Juan Hidalgo-Gato Pérez, at Cambodia´s Legislative House.