Havana, June 27, 2022 - Cuba and India commemorated on Monday the 75th anniversary of the independence of the Asian nation with the cancellation of a commemorative postage stamp, in the presence of Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elio Rodríguez Perdomo, and Indian Secretary (East) of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Saurabh Kumar.
During the ceremony, the Joint Secretary of Bilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Emilio Lozada Garcia, highlighted the importance of the independence of the Republic of India for the anti-colonial movement in the world, as it became a paradigm of the dreams of independence, sovereignty, self-determination and unity of the nations of the Third World.
Lozada Garcia also recalled important milestones in our diplomatic relations, marked by the exchange of visits at the highest level. He also expressed Cuba's gratitude for India's traditional and unwavering support in our battle for the lifting of the blockade and pointed out the progress achieved in bilateral cooperation, especially in the sector of renewable energy sources, biotechnology and agriculture.
For his part, the Indian Secretaty (East) ratified the will of his country's authorities to continue strengthening the historic ties of friendship and cooperation between both countries, while referring to the important consensus reached during the Political Consultations.
The ceremony was also attended by executives of several Cuban organizations and institutions, officials of the Embassy of India in Cuba and members of the Diplomatic Corps.