Machado Ventura Receives Delegation of the Spanish Communist
HAVANA, Cuba, June 7 (ACN)—The
Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban
Communist Party, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, received on
Thursday morning a delegation of the Spanish Communist
Party, headed by its General Secretary, Jose Luis Centella,
and made up by other members of the federal leadership of
that party and of Izquierda Unida (United Left).
The talks were
held in the atmosphere of friendship that characterizes the
historic relations between the two communist parties. The
two parties ratified their willingness and interest to
continue strengthening them.
Centella reiterated his firm solidarity with the Cuban
Revolution and his total readiness to work in favor of the
causes defended by the Cuban people. For his part, Machado
told visitors about the march of the implementation of the
guidelines and objectives approved by the 6th Congress and
the First National Conference of the Party, respectively, as
well as about the efforts made by the Party and government
to advance in the country’s social and economic development,
amid the difficult conditions imposed by the US blockade and
the international economic crisis.
Also participating in the meeting was Jose Ramon Balaguer,
member of the Secretariat and head of the International
Relations Department of the Cuban Communist Party’s Central
The delegation of the Spanish Communist Party has carried
out a wide program of meetings and exchanges with other
leaders of the Party, the government, the National Assembly
of the People’s Power (Parliament), the Young Communists
League and social organizations, and has visited places of
historic and social interest.