Saturday, November 21, 2020

Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) held virtual meeting

Lefteris Nikolaou Alavanos, a member of the European Parliament from the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and a member of the party's Department of International Relations, held a virtual meeting with Juan Carlos Marsan Aguilera, vice-head of the International Relations Department of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee. 

They were accompanied by the Greek side by Aris Evangelidis, head of Latin America of the Department of International Relations of the KKE and by the Cuban side by Ileana Hernández, Head of Europe of the Department of International Relations of the PCC, Silvia Colunga official of the department and Cuba's ambassador to Greece Zelmys María Dominguez Cortina.

Both leaders highlighted the historical links between the two organizations and exchanged on current issues such as the confrontation with the Covid-19 pandemic and its health and economic consequences in both countries. Marsan referred to Cuba's efforts to preserve lives, the protocols used to combat the pandemic, the use of advances in science and biotechnology in Cuba, amid the upsizing of the criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island, measures to further develop the economy despite the difficulties, and the main tasks being carried out in this regard.

The Greek communist leader reiterated the KKE's continued solidarity with Cuba and underlined the strong rejection of the blockade, explaining the actions taken to support Cuba, as well as the current situation in Greece.

Marsan thanked the KKE for the unconditional friendship and solidarity with the Cuban Revolution, the actions taken to support Cuba in multiple forums, such as in the Hellenic parliament as in the European parliament, as support for the Greek committee's request to award the Nobel prize to the Cuban internationalist medical contingent Henry Reeve, among other outstanding actions.

Both parties confirmed the shared willingness to continue working to strengthen ties between the two parties and peoples, as well as continue to look for alternatives to maintain communication and joint work on issues of mutual interest.