Fidel Castro congratulates Tsipras

Castro said that the Greek Prime Minister is admired by Latin-Americans.

Fidel Castro congratulated Tsipras. (PHOTO: AP)
English 07/07/2015 00:15 Notimex/EFE Actualizada 00:15

The leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, congratulated the Primer Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, for his "brilliant political victory" in last Sunday referendum, and wished him "the greatest of successes" in a letter published by official media.

"I warmly congratulate you for your brilliant political victory, which I followed closely in the Telesur channel," expressed the 88-year-old leader, retired from power since 2006, in a letter read on state television.

Fidel Castro expressed that Greece is "very familiar" among Cubans because "it taught us philosophy, art, and ancient sciences when we were going to school, and, with them, the most complex of all human activities: The art and science of politics."

He also pointed out that a year after the German attack to Poland on World War II, Mussolini ordered the invasion of Greece and "that brave country repelled the aggression and pushed back the invaders."

Along Castro, his brother Raúl, current president of Cuba, also congratulated Tsipras in another letter, praising his "brave policies."