Venancio Mondlane rejected again but CC never considered key issue - By Joseph Hanlon
The President of the Republic of Mozambique and of Frelimo, Felipe Jacinto Nyusi, has welcomed a delegation from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) led by comrade José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera, member of the Secretariat and head of its International Department, reports Granma today.
In a brotherly and fraternal atmosphere, the leaders exchanged views on the current state of the historical relations between the two peoples and parties, while agreeing on the importance of continuing to strengthen ties.
The Mozambican president reaffirmed his country’s support for Cuba in its fight against the US blockade imposed on the island, and reported on the peace process taking place in his own country.
For his part, Comrade Balaguer thanked Mozambique for its strong support of Cuba and updated the president on the implementation of the agreements of the VI and VII Congresses of the Party, and particularly on efforts underway to secure progress in the economic and social fields despite the blockade, intensified by the current US administration, and which is the main obstacle to Cuba’s development. He also explained the preliminary results of a broad process of popular consultation on constitutional reform.
Prior to the meeting with President Nyusi, official talks were held between the two political parties [the PCC and Frelimo] chaired by the Frelimo secretary general, Roque Silva, and by comrade Balaguer.
Ratifica Presidente de Mozambique, Felipe Nyusi, irrestricto apoyo de su país a Cuba en su lucha contra el bloqueo, durante encuentro sostenido con delegación del PCC que visita Mozambique. @CubaMINREX @DiazCanelB pic.twitter.com/MXi3TUm3oh
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About Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera
José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera is a Cuban politician, born June 6, 1932. He is a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba since 1975. He has been a deputy to the National Assembly of People’s Power since the emergence of the legislative body in 1976. He was re-elected to the National Assembly of People’s Power on April 18, 2018 in the Constitutive Session of the IX Legislature, held at the Havana Convention Centre.
A fighter and a doctor in the Frank País II Front, José Ramon Balaguer Cabrera held positions related to Public Health and FAR( Revolutionary Armed Forces]. He was first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in Santiago de Cuba, a member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, ambassador to the USSR. He led the Ideological and International Relations departments of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee. He is a member of the Political Bureau and a former Minister of Health. He is a founder of the Communist Party of Cuba and a member of its Central Committee.
Throughout his life José Ramon Balaguer Cabrera has held, among others, the following responsibilities: Executive General Director and Deputy Minister of Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health; Chief of Medical Services and Head of Military Constructions in the Revolutionary Armed Forces; First Secretary of the Provincial Committee of the Party in Santiago de Cuba and Member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee; Ambassador of Cuba to the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and to Russia. He was also Minister of Public Health until July 2010, when he was released from office on the proposal of President Raúl Castro.
He is currently Head of the Department of International Relations of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and a member of its Secretariat. (source: ecured.cu)Source: Granma / ecured.cu