Cuban president congratulates Venezuela on independence day

Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Tuesday congratulated the people and Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the 211st anniversary of signing the nation’s Declaration of Independence.

The president tweeted, “With deep respect and shared emotion, we congratulate Venezuela on the 211st anniversary of the inspiring declaration of Independence.”

He also wrote, “We send our regards and congratulate our brother Nicolas Maduro and the dear Venezuelan people!”

On Tuesday, other leaders also congratulated Venezuela, including Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, who tweeted that this date “marked a historic milestone in the conquest of freedom and sovereignty in Our America and is today a permanent commitment to fight.”

Moreover, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted that “driven by the brotherhood and solidarity between both peoples and governments, we ratify our willingness to strengthen cooperation ties.”

In that historic document, representatives from seven of ten provinces that belonged to the then General Captaincy of Venezuela, gathered at the Santa Rosa de Lima chapel in Caracas, declared their independence from Spain on July 5, 1811.

Therefore, they established a new nation based on republican and federal principles, by abolishing monarchy under the values of equality of individuals, freedom of speech and the ban on censorship.

This was the first case of a Spanish colony in the Americas to declare its total independence.


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