Dispatch of Mr. Keiji Furuya as the Special Envoy of Prime Minister to the official commemoration of Mr. Fidel Castro Ruz, former President of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba
November 28, 2016
1. On November 26 (local time), the Government of the Republic of Cuba announced that on November 29 (local time) it will hold an official commemoration of Mr. Fidel Castro Ruz, former President of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, who passed away on November 25 (local time).
2. Mr. Keiji Furuya, President of the Japan-Cuba Parliamentary Friendship League, will attend the ceremony as the special envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in order to express deep condolences on behalf of Japan.
3. Former President Castro visited Japan twice, making a visit to Hiroshima, atomic-bombed city, and even after stepping down from the post, made great efforts to develop friendly relations with Japan as well as promote mutual understandings.