From Portugal to Cuba, Solidarity Hug of Danish Rowers

After arriving in Cuba, the four activists made their wish come true to make friends and build new relationships which would strengthen ties between the people of Cuba and Denmark.

Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Four Danish rowers brought a message of peace, solidarity and unity among people after a 74-day journey from Portugal to Cuba.

After being received at the capital’s headquarters of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, the captain of the ship, Japúk Jacosen, showed a document signed by MPs of the Danish parliament.

This letter means a hug of solidarity from the people of Denmark to the Cubans,’ said Jacosen on behalf of the other crew members (Jogvan Clementsen, Niclas Olsen and Edmund Berg).

The activist shared details of the journey, which initially included six men, and said he had felt a desire to visit Cuba for many years, and heard about it for the first time when he was 10 years old.

Danish rowers left Faroese Islands in Portugal on February 10, following the marine tradition of their Viking ancestors, and sighted shores of Baracoa, east of Cuba, on May 12.

After arriving in Cuba, the four activists made their wish come true to make friends and build new relationships which would strengthen ties between the people of Cuba and Denmark.

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