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International poetry meeting in honour to the Arab Union of Cuba
Alfredo Deriche, president of the UAC, said that among the most important activities to be held in April is the awarding of a distinction to local personalities and the placing of a floral offering at the Jose Marti Monument in the Revolution Square of this capital.

According to a news of the Agencia de Información Nacional, they will also pay tribute in front of the pantheon that belongs to this community in the Colon cemetery and will make meetings with founders of the UAC.

In June they will celebrate the Day of the Arab Pride and the International symposium of the Arab mark in the world. In December they will conclude the activities with the awarding ceremony of the literary competition Abdala.

They will also present books, show movies and even an Arab movie will have a space in national TV. A commemorative plaque will be placed at the Havana Arab neighbourhood.

Deriche remembered that it was on the 4 of April 1979 the Cuban - Arab communities of Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian origins joined together to found the Union Arab of Cuba with the purpose of preserving the identity, culture, customs, traditions and affective links with the land of their predecessors.

He highlighted the patriotic and revolutionary character of the Cuban – Arab communities, the fight for the Arab and Palestinian cause in particular and condemn the genocide committed by Israel in Gaza.


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