Paris, Apr 16 - European organizations and platforms welcomed today the beginning in Havana of the Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), a forum that they considered key to strengthen the island's conquests and its socialist path.
We fully trust the guarantee of continuity of the revolutionary process that will be offered by the delegates of the various provinces, worthy representatives chosen by the people, the Europa por Cuba channel underlined in a statement.
The platform activated last October to bring together the solidarity movement with the Caribbean country recalled the complex scenario of the congress scheduled for April 16 to 19, marked by the impact of COVID-19 and the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States, a siege which he described as genocidal.
We express our unconditional support for the debates and decisions that arise from its transparency, its ethics and its plurality, the channel added.
In France, the Coordinator of Cuban Residents indicated that it has the guarantee of continuity to the process begun in the Cuban bush, forged in the ranks of the Cuban Revolutionary Party and materialized throughout our island since 1959 and in the harsh hours of the attack on Playa Girón.
As part of our people, we are fully sure of the sharpness that will prevail in the debates and the fairness of the agreements that will be approved within a congress without doubt historic, he said in a statement.
For its part, the Cuba Coopération France association recognized the relevance of the forum and the analysis during it of fundamental issues of the island's political, economic and social life.
From the French Communist Party, its national secretary, Fabien Roussel, and the head of the International Department, Lydia Samarbakhsh, wished the Eighth Congress of the PCC a success in recent interviews with Prensa Latina and ratified the organization's condemnation of the US blockade.
Roussel also sent the first secretary of the PCC Central Committee, Raúl Castro, a letter in which he considered the meeting a moment of great importance, of debates and decision-making for the future of Cuba, its people and the party.
He also recognized on behalf of the French communists the island's resistance to imperialist policies and the construction of a supportive and efficient social system, at the service of satisfying human needs, despite 60 years of blockade.
From Belgium, the Cubanismo.be association highlighted on social networks the beginning of the forum and the role of young people in the Revolution.
On its Facebook page, the Belgian organization called the congress of Cuban communists historic and invited netizens to an online event next week to discuss details of the meeting. (Text and photo: PL)