Beijing, Nov. 20.- Authorities from China and Cuba today unveiled a monolith as a tribute to the first visit made here by Commander Ernesto Che Guevara, shortly after the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries six decades ago.
The rock is inscribed with a phrase by the deceased fighter that evokes the pacifist character of the Cuban Revolution, it was located in the Beijing Peace Garden and is right next to another stone located two years ago in honor of Fidel Castro.
The ambassador of Havana here, Carlos Miguel Pereira, and Li Ruohong, president of the China Foundation for World Peace, unveiled that symbol before leaders of this country, members of diplomatic missions and friends of the island.
His sense of justice and peace for all peoples marked his life, his ideals and his revolutionary ethics, until he became a paradigm of millions of men and women around the world who fight and believe in the possibility of a better, just world. and more sustainable than Che longed for, the diplomat said.
Other interlocutors also highlighted the figure of the Heroic Guerrilla, as he is also known, and his pioneering work in promoting the Beijing-Havana ties.
The activity included a musical segment by artists from the countries, the projection of a video and also a sample with the products and flagship goods of Cuba's export portfolio.
The embassy presented the Foundation and the Communist Youth League of China with a distinction for the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
He also awarded a commemorative medal to Cen Chulan, Che's translator on that visit. (Text and photos: PL)