Cuban president Raul Castro presided over the swearing-in ceremony of 31 newly appointed ambassadors in Revolution Square, in Havana city this Tuesday morning.
During the ceremony at the Havana's Jose Marti Memorial Monument the diplomats signed the oath of office, in which they pledged to defend the independence and unity of Latin America, as well as work for the construction of a prosperous and sustainable socialism.
We will not stop ..., not for a second, defending our undefeated Revolution, Eugenio Martinez said when introducing the oath of those who will head Foreign Service missions in all continents, some of which resume those functions.
The event was also attended by members of the Politburo, Bruno Rodriguez and Esteban Lazo, Foreign Minister and President of the Parliament, respectively, Jose Ramon Balaguer, member of the Secretariat and head of the International Relations Department of the Central Committee, among other leaders of State and Government.
Relatives of diplomats attended the event, in which Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, Deputy Foreign Minister reaffirmed the confidence of the Chancellery in those who assume their duties with honesty, humility, hard work and adherence to the ethical principles.
Previously, the ambassadors paid tribute to José Martí, by placing a wreath at the monument to Cuban National Hero in the historic Revolution Square.