The Member of the Political Bureau and Vice President of the Republic of Cuba, Salvador Valdés Mesa, welcomed on Wednesday afternoon, from the Palace of the Revolution, the general director of the Federal Service of Marshals of Russia, Colonel General Dimitry Aristov. Photo: Revolution Studios.
"I am pleased to give the warmest welcome to you and the delegation you preside," said on Wednesday afternoon, from the Palace of the Revolution, the member of the Political Bureau and vice president of the Republic of Cuba, Salvador Valdés Mesa, to the general director of the Federal Service of Marshals of Russia, Colonel General Dimitry Aristov.
To the visitor, and to the other members of the high-level delegation that these days fulfills a work agenda on the Island, Valdés Mesa conveyed the greetings of the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.
The Cuban Vice President told the director general of the Federal Service of Marshals of Russia, that his visit is taking place in a framework of excellent level of the moment that the relations between the Eurasian country and the Island live; and stressed that the strategic importance of this arrival has support and antecedents such as the visits made previously, to the Russian Federation, by the dignitary Díaz-Canel, and the president of the National Assembly of People's Power, Esteban Lazo Hernández.
The host recalled that important political figures of the country located on the other side of the Atlantic have recently visited the Caribbean country; Which, he said, is a sign of the solidity and political will of both governments to continue strengthening ties.
Valdés Mesa was emphatic in his gratitude to the Russian Federation - on behalf of the Cuban Government and people - for the permanent position of the friendly country in denouncing and rejecting the imperial blockade against Cuba, and also in the face of "the unjust inclusion of our country in the spurious list of countries sponsoring terrorism."
He also thanked for the valuable aid – "humanitarian and solidarity of the Government and the people of Russia" – that have arrived in the Caribbean country in these difficult times. And after offering a detailed explanation of the multiple imperial sieges, including the media one, that Cuba suffers, he told the visitors: "Our greatest aspiration is to live in peace, and to carry relations with the United States, as we do with the rest of the world." It is a provision, he said, that in more than one meeting with representatives of the northern country has been explicit.
In another order of ideas, the member of the Political Bureau brought up the moment (April 2019) in which the new Constitution of the Republic was approved on the Island. That, he reflected, was the starting point of "a broad legislative process in our country, far superior to previous times."
"A broad procedural and judicial reform has been developed, he explained, conducted to a large extent by the Supreme People's Court," which has weighed heavily "on our justice system." To the Director General of the Federal Marshals Service of Russia, Colonel General Dimitry Aristov, the Cuban Vice President gave the following assessment:
"Undoubtedly, your visit will be very useful for the constant improvement of our judicial system, taking into account the experiences of the institution over which you preside; and will also be useful for other activities in the country."
For his part, the visiting friend thanked for the possibility of the meeting this Wednesday, and for the "noble and generous words" that Salvador Valdés transmitted to the delegation on behalf of President Díaz-Canel.
"Each of the organs of power in our country makes its contribution to the development of relations between the two countries and states," said Dimitry Aristov in a day of exchange that, on the Cuban side, also had the President of the People's Supreme Court, Rubén Remigio Ferro.