Message to the 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba.
April 15, 2016
THE INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT
COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA (CPC)
Dear comrades :
It is a pleasure for the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP-1930, the Philippine Communist Party) to send warmest fraternal greetings and congratulations to the 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) which will be held in Havana from April 16 to 19, 2016.
Although revolutionary Cuba has never made any claim to leadership over the international movement of progressive forces, it is doubtless that Cuba's continuing example in defense of socialism serves as the beacon for mankind's struggle against imperialism and for social liberation.
We are therefore confident that the CPC's 7th Congress will carry on an inalterable course towards the enhancement of socialism as a sustainable and prosperous model, even in the face of the continued criminal blockade by US imperialism.
We remain hopeful that Cuba's complex normalization process of relations with the USA, while fraught with the danger of being used as a platform for imperialist subversion, will instead be used by Cuba as a means to turn the region of Latin America and the Caribbean into a Zone of Peace, free from US nuclear and other military forces.
We wish the CPC, the government of Cuba and the revolutionary people of Cuba greater strength in confronting the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the USA ; in denouncing the subversive activities of US imperialism acting as paymaster for counter-revolutionary bands in Cuba, as well as for the illegal radio and television broadcasts which violate Cuban sovereignty ; and in demanding the return to Cuba of the territory that is illegally occupied by the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay.
Please rest assured that the PKP-1930 will remain a loyal friend of the CPC and the Cuban revolution, in the spirit of anti-imperialist solidarity and proletarian internationalism.
With communist greetings,
ANTONIO E. PARIS
General Secretary, PKP-1930