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New president of Cuba’s Council of State vows to remain loyal to Castro’s legacy

April 19, 18:05 UTC+3 HAVANA

Cuba’s foreign policy will not change, said Miguel Diaz-Canel vows

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Miguel Diaz-Canel

Miguel Diaz-Canel

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HAVANA, April 19. /TASS/. Miguel Diaz-Canel who was elected President of Cuba’s Council of State on Thursday has pledged he will remain loyal to the legacy of Fidel Castro and his brother Raul.

"I assume the responsibility you entrusted me with being confident that all Cubans will be loyal to the legacy of historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro and the example of Raul Castro," Diaz-Canel said addressing members of the National Assembly of People’s Power, Cuba’s unicameral parliament).

He also noted that he was determined to continue the policy aimed at actualizing the socio-economic model of the country’s development, while preserving the socialist nature of the social structure and the leading role of the Communist Party.

"Socialism or death! We will win!" Diaz-Canel said concluding his speech.

Cuba's foreign policy 

Cuba’s foreign policy will not change, said Miguel Diaz-Canel vowed. 

"Cuba’s foreign policy will remain unchanged," he said, addressing National Assembly members. "Cuba will neither compromise its sovereignty and independence, nor discuss its principles nor make concessions despite facing pressure and threats," Diaz-Canel added.

According to Diaz-Canel, the number of threats to global peace and stability has been growing.

"We will remain ready for dialogue and cooperation with those who understand what respect is. We will continue to advocate the revolution’s ideas and develop socialism," the new Cuban leader stated.

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