Cuba Politics

Senior Cuban official says Fidel Castro will resume duties in “near future”

Posted February 28, 2007 by publisher in Cuba Politics.


A visiting senior Cuban official said on Wednesday in Beijing that Cuban leader Fidel Castro is recovering in a “satisfying” speed and will return to his duty in “near future”.

Fernando Remirez de Estenoz, head of the ruling Cuban Communist Party’s (PCC) international relations committee, made the remarks during meeting with Liu Yandong, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and vice chairwoman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, China’s top advisory body.

Cuba, its people and PCC all are faced with challenges during the period when Castro’s health is in poor condition, Remirez de Estenoz said, condemning the U.S. government and the Miami-based anti-Cuban “counterrevolutionists” for predicting that there would be chaos in Cuba and for their attempts to topple down the Cuban government.

However, currently “absolute” stability is maintained in Cuba because most Cuban people hope to keep stable domestic situation, Remirez de Estenoz said.

Fidel Castro, 80, had an intestinal operation on July 27, 2006. Four days later he handed over power temporarily to his younger brother, Raul Castro.

“We were happy with the news that Castro is recuperating,” Liu said, “and also happy to see Cuba keeping its momentum of growth under the leadership of the acting President Raul Castro.”

The PCC delegation was here for an one-week visit at the invitation of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee.

Member Comments

On March 02, 2007, edward wrote:

I also here that Fidel popped up on Hugo Chavez’s radio talk in last week.

There’s life in the old dog yet.