Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday ratified the island’s commitment to the process of normalizing ties with Cuban residents abroad, described by authorities as continuous, irreversible and permanent.
Through his Twitter account, the president shared a link to the website of Juventud Rebelde newspaper where Ernesto Soberon, Director General of Consular Affairs and Cuban Residents Abroad (DACCRE), states that the Cuban government recognizes, values, and counts on the work of émigrés, in defense of the Revolution.
Cuban residents abroad have an important role to play to contribute to the development of the country. They have knowledge, a good part of which was acquired in Cuba, and experiences with which they can contribute to the development of our country, he said.
During the interview granted to the newspaper, Soberon said that Cuba will continue promoting the process of strengthening ties with its citizens abroad, started by the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, in 1978, and continued by Raul Castro and Miguel Diaz-Canel.
He also pointed out that the holding in Havana of the 4th Nation and Emigration Conference in April will be a new and important step forward in terms of continuing to strengthen ties between Cuba and its nationals around the world.
He said that among the issues to be discussed during the meeting are the defense of the Cuban Revolution and the condemnation of the US blockade, cultural and economic ties, and the promotion of the rapprochement of young people and descendants of Cuban immigrants.