In his first activity in Cuba, the premier of the Democratic Republic of Algeria spoke with Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People's Power, about the relations of friendship and mutual respect that both nations maintain
The Cuban and Algerian Revolutions have always shared their fate: before, " the fight for liberation; Today, we are united in the struggle for progress " said Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal of the African country on Wednesday during his dialogue with Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People's Power.
In his first activity in Cuba, after arriving on the same day at the José Martí International Airport, the premier of the Democratic Republic of Algeria spoke with Lazo on the relations of friendship and mutual respect that both nations maintain.
"Our friendship should be further strengthened and let us not be carried away by the difficulties" said Sellal, while reiterating the unconditional support of Algeria in each of the struggles of the Cuban people, such as the lifting of the blockade, he said.
In addition, he conveyed the greetings of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and recalled that while this may be the first visit by an Algerian prime minister to the island, Cuba has been visited by the greatest men of the revolution in his country.
The leader of the Cuban Parliament Esteban Lazo expressed on behalf of the legislators of the Greater Antilles, deep appreciation for the support of Algeria to our people, "accompanying us in the economic and political battle and for peace, to continue building the society we have sovereignly chosen, a prosperous and sustainable socialism."
"We hope that your visit will bring important mutually beneficial agreements in multiple branches, such as health, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, sport, energy and agriculture, among others" he said.
Lazo sent greetings to the President of the National Assembly of Algeria and indicated that they await his early visit to Cuba, which will encourage and further strengthen the ties that unite us. "The parliamentary relations are very important, for what they represent, to strengthen bilateral relations between the governments," he said.
He also recalled the intimate ties of friendship and solidarity forged throughout history between Algeria and Cuba. In this regard he explained that our Commander in Chief Fidel Castro and Army General Raul Castro, along with the main leaders of the Algerian people, have been the architects of this brotherhood.
The first Cuban internationalist medical mission, a pioneer of collaboration in the world, went to the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria. There this history began, has multiplied, and today remains in many countries, detailed Lazo. Also the first international mission of the Revolutionary Armed Forces took place in 1963, when the sovereignty and integrity of Algeria were endangered.
We have maintained excellent relations of friendship, cooperation and solidarity - Lazo mentioned - that had the figure of Ernesto Che Guevara as a forger of those unbreakable bonds of friendship between the two peoples.