Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has sent delegations to China and Russia to ask them to take a greater role in the peace process with Israel, a Palestinian official said Tuesday as the Palestinian leadership is disillusioned with the United States and its role as a mediator after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, ignoring international resolutions and treaties.
osé Ramón Balaguer, a member of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee Secretariat and head of its International Relations Department, laid a floral wreath on behalf of the Cuban people at Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Moscow.
“Bread!” was the first call to order. “Down with the tsar!” the next. Soon, cries of “Down with the war!” drowned the streets.
Qatar and Russia have signed an agreement Wednesday to increase their military and technical cooperation, state sources say.
According to the Russian state news agency TASS, the cooperation pact was signed after the meeting of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his counterpart, Khaled bin Mohamad al-Atiya, in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
Serguey Reshchikov, council minister at the Russian embassy in Havana, commented that Cuba plays a special role in the World Youth Festival movement, as an illustrious example of resistance to U.S. hegemony.
The strengthening of relations between Russia and Cuba during the recently concluded 19th World Festival of Youth, and Cuba’s contribution to the Festival movement, were the focus of discussion during a meeting between functionaries at the Russian embassy in Havana and the national leadership of the Young Communists League (UJC), along with a selection of Cuban delegates to the international Festival.
Sucely Morfa González, UJC first secretary, thanked Russian authorities for the support received by the Cuban group in Sochi, the second largest delegation attending, evidence, she said, of the solidarity and brotherhood shared by the two peoples.
Festival delegate and president of the Federation of Secondary School Students, Niuvis García, reported that the Cuban participants were able to share Cuba’s achievements in education, heath, and sports, and explain the damage caused by the blockade, as well as denounce U.S. aggression against Venezuela and other countries during the Anti-imperialist Tribunal.
Yisel Hernández Barrios, delegate from the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, said he was pleased to be able to interact with new generations of revolutionaries and progressive youth, and feel the affection so many have for Cuba, Fidel, and Che, expressed in so many different languages.
Alejandro Behmaras from Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that the event showcased Russia’s ability to attract the world’s progressive youth, despite media campaigns against the country, as well as its organizational ability, hosting more than 20,000 participants.
Serguey Reshchikov, council minister at the Russian embassy in Havana, commented that Cuba plays a special role in the World Youth Festival movement, as an illustrious example of resistance to U.S. hegemony, withstanding the difficult conditions imposed by the blockade for over 50 years.
Talks on illiteracy and the struggle for its eradication in the twentieth century, and the role of the student movement for public, free and quality education, are just some of the activities that will take place today as part of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students.
SOCHI, Russia.– Friendship abounds between the peoples of the world in Sochi, a city that has been overtaken by young people, in a fraternal encounter that has erased language barriers, as the universal language of affection and the struggle for peace prevails, in defense of the achievements of each.
Suselys Morfa González, first secretary of the Young Communist League (UJC), told the press that the Cuban delegation to the global event has experienced intense emotions and joy, and grown in maturity through its participation.