The Embassy of Cuba celebrates the 95th birth anniversary of Ernesto Che Guevara

The Embassy of Cuba celebrates the 95th birth anniversary of Ernesto Che Guevara

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DILI, 17 june 2023 ( TATOLI)– The Embassy of Cuba today organized sports activities to celebrate the 95th birth anniversary of A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, Ernesto Che Guevara.

The Ambassador of Cuba in Timor – Leste Grisel Alina Aldama Inniss, said it is a great pleasure to have the participation of all those present in this III Sports-Recreational Festival of “Cayman to Cayman”, an idea developed by the Secretariat of Youth and Sports together with the Cuban Embassy, which has always had the support of the offices of the United Nations, the Police, and the National University. To all of them many thanks, because today’s event is the result of joining forces for a common goal.

“The fact that Timor Leste and Cuba are two islands with a similar geographical shape to a Cayman, although they are located in different latitudes of the world, also unites us in the desire to offer welfare and development to our population. In this sense, we support our collaboration to advance the fulfillment of the development objectives outlined by the country to achieve the goals of the 2030 agenda. We have all understood the importance of practicing sports and the positive effect it has on improving the health of children, young people, adults, the elderly, in other words, the population, of which we are a part, together with our families. That’s why we consider it important to share with you the work being done by Cuban sports teachers and doctors in the country,” said the Ambassador of Cuba Grisel Alina Aldama Inniss in the Sports Center of the Secretariat of State for Youth and Sport Licidere, Dili on Saturday

Remembered that Cuba was the second country to recognize the nascent Timorese nation, so the Embassy of Cuba also celebrates a day of congratulations for its 21 years of restoration of its independence, 21 years of establishment of relations between the two countries, and the results of the recent parliamentary elections.

“We take the time to celebrate a date of brotherhood between Timorese and Cubans: the 95th anniversary of the birth of Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, better known as Che Guevara,” he said.

She was an Argentine-Cuban citizen, who became known as a revolutionary, internationalist, politician, military man, journalist, writer, and heroic guerrilla, because of his revolutionary thinking Che joined the armed struggle in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra.

“He was a man of profound ideas, but also a man of action, who not only fought for the freedom of the Cuban people but also fought for the independence of other peoples of America and other latitudes, which is why he deserved immense affection and respect”

Likewise, Che was a source of inspiration and teaching for the nation of Timor Leste, when its leaders identified with his thinking, strategy of struggle, sense of belonging, sacrifice for his ideals, and willingness to fight the enemy, which allowed them to obtain victory.

“Thanks to the intelligence, tenacity, resistance, dignity of defending a just cause, for the true rights of this people,” he added.

On the other hand, it is important to highlight that Che graduated as a doctor and practiced sports. A motorcycle riding lover his ride through Latin America on the “PODEROSA”, as Chegue called his motorcycle has been alcine and Che was also an outstanding chess player. The knowledge helped him develop capacities of will and endurance, which Cuba has tried to honor with the participation of Cuban health collaborators and sports teachers who offer their services in the country.

“Finally, we would like to conclude our intervention with a thought of Che Guevara himself which is that “The true revolutionary is guided, by great feelings of love”, to which I would add that Cuba does not offer what it has to spare, but shares what it has, and that is why we will continue to support our Timorese brothers, where sport and health, go together hand in hand; because “Sport, is health”. He concluded

At the same place the Secretary of State for Youth and Sport, Abrao Saldanha on behalf of the Government of Timor – Leste thanked the Government of Cuba which had developed the sport of Cuba s Cyaman to the National University of Timor Loro Sa’e (UNTL) and further will be developed in the national territory to ensure the Public health in Timor – Leste.



Journalist : Camilio de Sousa 

Editor : Nelia B.


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