The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has congratulated the leader of the Cuban revolution and former head of state Fidel Castro on the day of his 90th birthday. It is reported TASS with reference to the press service of the Kremlin.
«In Russia you are held in high respect as an outstanding statesman, who dedicated his life to serving the people of Cuba. It is hard to overestimate your personal contribution to the development of relations of friendship and cooperation between our countries«, — said in greeting the President.
The Russian leader said that relations between Russia and Cuba would continue to develop fruitfully, contributing to the strengthening of regional stability and security«.
Fidel Castro has led Cuba since the triumph of the Cuban revolution in 1959 to 2011. On August 13 he was 90 years old.