Act for the day of the militiaman in Villa Clara, April 16, 1997. Fidel greets the people, next to Miguel Díaz-Canel, first secretary of the Party in the province, and the Commander of the Revolution Juan Almeida Bosque. See Machado Ventura, who in that act read the convocation to the V Congress of the PCC.  Photo: Manuel de Feria García / Vanguardia Archive

The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Party and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez praised this November 25, on his Twitter account, the greatness of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, commemorating the fifth anniversary of his physical disappearance.

“He forged an emancipatory work, established a hope for humanity, resolutely and undefeatedly confronted imperialism, and grew up with his people and their Revolution,” he wrote.

The Head of State also published a tweet where he comments that a few hours ago they asked him when he had met Fidel. Faced with the question, he explained that his closeness with the Leader of the Cuban Revolution dates back to his first years of life.

«I have answered that for as long as I can remember. Many years later he was my boss, but since I was a child I have known and love him. Now I try to follow in their footsteps. It goes with me, ”he wrote.

He added that in Fidel’s office in the Palace of the Revolution “everything is as he left it on his last day there. I try to imagine it in the midst of the tough battles of so many challenging years. It inspires me, it excites me. And I keep fighting.

Referring to the tribute evening held last night on the steps of the University of Havana, he said: “It rained last night, as it rained that September 30, 1996 in Santa Clara. With just one announcement on the radio, the Plaza del Che was filled to hear Fidel. The emotion of my people still thrills me.

The Cuban president maintained that “as the best disciple of José Martí, Fidel learned and integrated into his daily conduct the maxim that the best way to say is to do, and thus he survived his work, he thought, organized the Revolution, led it, he fought, he triumphed, he gave dignity to the country ».

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