Peaceboat Members Participate in Forum for Peace

Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) A representation of the Cruise for Peace Peaceboat Non-Governmental Organization) and the people of Cuba today repudiated the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the world, during a forum dedicated to the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro.

In the meeting, also held as tribute to the Revolution’s 60th anniversary, the pacifists of 22 nationalities joined students,leaders and glories of Cuban sport in the rejection to that kind of weapons which represent a serious threat to the survival of humanity.

The hibakushas (as the survivors of the nuclear attacks in Japan are called) Michiko Tsukamoto and Tamiko Sora attended the meeting as witnesses of the regrettable consequences that those weapons can generate.

The head of the International Relations Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, José Ramón Balaguer, participated in the Forum for Peace and the Revolution that paid tribute to the hundreds of thousands of victims of atomic bombings by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Fernando González, president of the Institute of Cuban Friendship with Peoples, was also present,among other personalities.

Previously, Peaceboat passengers visited a Community project for senior citizens, as part of their two-day visit to Cuba which ends this Sunday.

They exchanged opinions with about 200 elderly people in the Convent of Belén, located in Old Havana, where the aforementioned program is located with specialized health services, as well as cultural and recreational activities.

The Cruise for Peace, in which more than a thousand activists of 22 travel nationalities, mostly Japanese, has visited the island for the nineteenth occasion and the second time this year.

The ship travels from New York, with a stopover in Havana, and today leaves for Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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