Assad and Castro Reaffirm Ties

Saturday, November 24, 2012
Despite the slaughter of over 35,000 civilians by Assad in the past year.

From Syria's state media:

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 Ramon 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.