A message from President Bashar al-Assad to President Raul Castro of Cuba, conveyed by Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal al-Mikdad to the Cuban First Vice President José RamŁn Machado Ventura who renewed his country's support to Syria.
During the meeting held in Havana on Tuesday, Ventura affirmed that Syria steadfastness is a guarantee for the states which defend their independence and sovereignty all over the world.
Ventura expressed President Castro's thanks for President al-Assad's message and the information that included a brief on the situation in Syria, showing Cuba's readiness to offer help and support to Syria during the difficult stage it is passing through.
He appreciated Syrian people's struggle and their steadfastness which foiled the western plots.
For his part, al-Mikdad briefed Ventura on the developments Syria has passed through during the latest months and the US-Western conspiracy to which it is exposed aiming at affecting its national stances in the face of the US and western polices to control the region.
Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister presented an explanation on the dimensions and developments of the terrorist attack, backed by some western and gulf states which basically targeted the innocent citizens, destructed infrastructure and private and public properties.
He reviewed the destructive role of the Turkish government in particular through supporting the terrorist al-Qaeda groups, training and offering safe haven for gunmen and opening its borders with Syria, paving the way for them to perpetrate criminal acts.
Al-Mikdad expressed Syria thanks for Cuba's friendly stances and their support to Syria as people and leadership in the face of this conspiracy in defending Syria sovereignty and independence.
Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and Ghassan Haidar, the Syrian Charge d' Affairs in Havana attended that meeting.