The death of Fidel Castro: the Reaction of world leaders

Смерть Фиделя Кастро: Реакция мировых лидеров

Fidel Castro archival photo

Fidel Castro ruled Cuba for almost half a century. However, today it became known about death of Comandante at 91-year life. Despite the age, the death of the revolutionary many by surprise. I decided to complete the reaction of the world community on his death.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the revolutionaries around the world to preserve the legacy of Fidel Castro and to continue his work.

A [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] del Mundo nos toca seguir con su Legado y su Bandera de Independencia de Socialismo,Patria de Humana…

— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) November 26, 2016

Mexican President Enrique peña Nieto said that Fidel “was a friend of Mexico, promoted the bilateral relationship based on respect, dialogue and solidarity.” He added that he is sorry about his death.

Fidel Castro fue un amigo de México, promotor de una relación bilateral basada en el respeto, el diálogo y la solidaridad.

— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) 26 Nov 2016.

Prime Minister Narendra modi called the death of a revolutionary “tragedy”, declaring it “one of the most iconic personalities of the twentieth century.”

Fidel Castro was one of the most iconic faceted personalities of the 20th century. India mourns the loss of a great friend.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Fidel Castro “a sincere and reliable friend of Russia”, reports the BBC.

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“He embodied the high ideals of politics, citizen and patriot, sincerely convinced in the rightness of the cause to which he devoted all his life. The memory of him will forever remain in the hearts of the citizens of Russia”, – wrote the Russian President.

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed condolences to the Cuban people in connection with the death of Castro. This was reported on the official website of the President.

“Comandante Fidel Castro will remain forever in the memory of the people of Kazakhstan as a wise leader, respected politician and a historical figure who made a big contribution to strengthening of bilateral relations,” – said in a condolence message.

French President Francois Hollande said that mourns the departure of one of the most important political figures on the world stage. He welcomed the rapprochement between Cuba and Washington in recent years, however, have expressed concern about human rights in Cuba during the Castro regime.

Meanwhile, according to the Chairman of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, Castro left a mark in the history of Cuba, Latin America and in world politics. “This Chapter of history is closed. The EU together with the Cuban people is looking to the future,” wrote Schultz.

#FidelCastro marcó Cuba, LatAm y la política global. Se cierra un capitulo de historia. La UE está con el pueblo cubano mirando al futuro

— EP President (@EP_President) 26 Nov 2016.

The head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini on the death of Fidel Castro stated that the European Union will continue to raise the high level of cooperation with Cuba.

“Fidel Castro was a strong man and a historical figure. He died in a period of great challenges and uncertainties, as well as significant changes in his country,” – said in a statement.

She recalled that the political dialogue and cooperation Agreement in the spring of last year, the European Union opened a new Chapter in relations with Cuba, which, in her words, “always been strong with the Cuban people for decades”.

UN Secretary General ban Ki-moon expressed his condolences to the Cubans.

“At a time of national mourning, I Express on behalf of the UN willingness to work with the residents of the island… Under former President Castro of Cuba has made progress in the fight against illiteracy and health. I hope that Cuba will continue to carry out reforms, aiming for greater prosperity”, he added.

At the same time, the US President-elect Donald trump was quite brief.

Fidel Castro is dead!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the charisma Castro has defined an entire era.

Have vcst vdiov Fdel Castro, s yakogo Pogledaj you can not pogogames, ale Yogo charisma finacila CLO daily. Spivchuttya people Kuby

— Petro Poroshenko (@Poroshenko) 26 Nov 2016.

Mi always shadowtime ntsetup Fedele Castro, that prolapse pain of Chornobyl th doping povernuti to life thousands of small ukraïntsiv

— Petro Poroshenko (@Poroshenko) 26 Nov 2016.