Former premier Antigua and Barbuda, Winston Baldwin Spencer exchanged with Fernando González Llort, Hero of the Republic of Cuba and president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), on his visit to that institution.
Both Baldwin Spencer and the delegation that accompanied him received extensive information from Fernando related to the work of ICAP and the struggles in which the Cuban social institution accompanied by the International Movement of Solidarity with Cuba is immersed.
Special thanks expressed the Cuban anti-terrorist to friends of solidarity in Antigua and Barbuda for support in the battle for the return of the Five to the fatherland, and assured that Cuba will continue fighting for its Revolution and against the criminal blockade imposed since more than five decades by the United States.
Winston Baldwin, visibly moved, conveyed his satisfaction to be received by Fernando whom he described along with his four fighting brothers, The Five, "as a symbol for the whole world."
He recalled the battle carried out in his country to obtain the release of Cubans unjustly imprisoned in the United States, and said that his people were very happy to know the return of the comrades to the Largest Antilles.
Finally, the distinguished visitor made a recognition to Cuba for the support to the needy countries and peoples of the world, and especially to the peoples of the Caribbean and Africa, "where the best example is the doctors, teachers and specialists of various branches who work today in many countries of the continent", he said.
Winston Baldwin Spencer was accompanied by Gisselle Issac, former vice president of the House of Representatives; Shawn Nicholas, general secretary of the United Progressive Party, and Esrome Roberts, president of the union of the workers of that Caribbean country.
During his labor as Prime Minister between 2004 and 2014, Spencer made several official and working visits to Cuba and held meetings with Commander in Chief Fidel Castro and other Cuban leaders.
He expressed agreement with Cuba on various issues of common interest and also maintained the vote against the blockade at the United Nations. The UPP has maintained relations of friendship and solidarity with Cuba and as a result of the visit, an expansion of the ties historically maintained with that political force is expected.