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Vice President condoles the passing away of Fidel Castro

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The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has condoled the passing away of former President of Cuba, Mr. Fidel Castro. In a message, he said that the people of Cuba have lost the architect of their revolution and the developing countries of the world a champion of equality and justice. He was a dear friend of India, and would continue to be remembered here, particularly for his role in the Non-Aligned Movement, he added.

Following is the text of Vice Presidents message:

I am profoundly saddened at the passing away of Commander Fidel Castro of Cuba, a heroic figure and an influential personality on the world stage.

In his death, the people of Cuba have lost the architect of their revolution and the developing countries of the world a champion of equality and justice.

He was a dear friend of India, and would continue to be remembered here, particularly for his role in the Non-Aligned Movement. I had the privilege of meeting him during my visit to Havana in October 2013.

In this time of sorrow, I extend my sympathies to the government and the friendly people of Cuba and pray for eternal peace for the departed soul."

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