Athens, May 22, 2022
Reasons beyond my will do not allow me to share with you this special occasion, which is, without a doubt, a new and well-deserved tribute to one of the truly genuine figures of contemporary Greece, who combined in his fruitful and long life an inexhaustible creative energy and an approach and action that identify him as a true revolutionary.
Mikis Theodorakis is and will continue to be admired not only by his people, to whom he contributed so much in the field of culture, music and the most advanced ideas. He was a close friend of Fidel Castro and of the Cuban people, whose struggle always had his support and solidarity, and reciprocated him with great love and respect.
His life and his work are indelible and contribute to maintaining among men and women, not only in Greece, but in the world, the validity of the creator committed to his time and his ideas.
As José Martí, Apostle of the independence of Cuba, said, "Death is not true when the work of life has been well accomplished", and Theodorakis fulfilled his work well and inscribed it forever in the history of his beloved people.
Aramís Fuente Hernández