Jorge Luis Broche Lorenzo, member of the Secretariat and head of the department of attention to the social sector of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (CCPCC), described the meeting held on Monday, via videoconference, with Prakash Karat, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist - PCIM), as a useful space for exchanging experiences on party work, the socio-economic reality of our countries, solidarity and friendship.
Broche Lorenzo conveyed an affectionate greeting from the leadership of the PCC to the leaders of the PCIM, elected at the 23rd Congress, held last April 10.
He added that we cannot ignore the intensification of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the US government against Cuba, as the main obstacle for the development of our economy.
He expressed that for the PCC it is significant to strengthen the historic ties with the PCIM and expressed his gratitude for the permanent accompaniment in the struggle against the blockade and the defense of the Revolution.
The Cuban party leader highlighted the results of the Popular Consultation on the draft Family Code, one of the most relevant political processes for the country.
For his part, PCIM Political Bureau member, Prakash Karat, expressed satisfaction for the possibility of exchanging ideas with his Cuban comrades, highlighted the high esteem they feel for the Antillean nation and acknowledged the way in which Cuba has remained firm in its position against imperialism.
He said that the main challenge is how to build a resistance to the offensive of the right wing that is taking on enormous proportions, for which it is necessary to mobilize and unite all forces around this unequal struggle that, specifically in his country, causes great divisions.
Prakash Karat ratified that close to the 75th anniversary of India's independence, Cuba has always been an example that inspires, strengthens and is a symbol of the struggle for freedom, equality and social justice.
The meeting was also an opportunity to reiterate the political will of both parties to strengthen bilateral relations.
Ángel Arzuaga Reyes, vice head and coordinator of the Department of International Relations of the Central Committee of the PCC, other representatives of that department, the ICAP and the Cuban and Indian political and mass organizations also participated in the meeting.