12th Congress of Italy-Cuba Friendship Association Begins

Parma, Italy, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of 120 delegates representing some 3,500 members grouped in 68 circles around the country, the 12th congress of the Italian-Cuba Friendship Association (ANAIC) begins here today.

Participants in the meeting will take stock for three days of the work developed in the last four years, share experiences and good practices to optimize the functioning of the organization and choose the new leadership.

A delegation comprised of the first vice-president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, Elio Gámez, and the area’s manager and specialist for Italy, Adriana Pino, are participating in the meeting, which is hosted at CDH Hotel Parma & Congressi.

The island’s ambassador to Italy, José Carlos Rodríguez, and other officials, also attend the event in this northern Italian city of remote Etruscan and Celtic origins, which became a Roman colony in 183 BC, and is currently distinguished by its historical and cultural heritage, together with the development of the agricultural food industry.

In statements to Prensa Latina, the vice president of the organization and secretary of his Rome circle, Marco Papacci, highlighted the importance of the congress as a fertile space of ideas and new goals, in support of the Cuban Revolution, facing the worsening of hostility by the United States government.

ANAIC was founded in 1961, in the heat of the demonstrations against the mercenary invasion on Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs), in central Cuba, organized, funded and directed by the United States.

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