Havana, October 5, 2013
Year of the 55th Anniversary of the Revolution
With deep sorrow I extend to you, in
the name of the Cuban Communist Party, government
and people, as well as my own, heartfelt condolences
upon the death of the legendary fighter for the
liberation of Vietnam, Army General Vo Nguyen Giap,
which I likewise extend to the sister Vietnamese
people and the family members of such a close and
The Cuban people will always
remember, with admiration and respect, the figure of
General Giap, and our Revolutionary Armed Forces his
invaluable contribution to Cuban military doctrine.
His example as a revolutionary combatant will endure
among us as an expression of the historic relations
of sisterhood which link us.
Eternal glory to General Giap!
Affirming my highest respect and esteem.