“The construction of a prosperous, sustainable socialism in Cuba demands that the principles of justice and equality, which have served as the Revolution’s foundation, be preserved”
Havana, April 19, 2016. Remarks by Army General Raúl Castro, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, at the closing ceremony of the 7th Party Congress, in Havana’s Convention Center (Council of State transcript – GI translation)
Dear comrade Fidel;
Comrades; ladies and gentlemen:
We have had intense days of work in this 7th Congress, drawing to a close, during which we have adopted agreements of strategic importance for the present and future of the nation.
The Congress approved the Central Report and several resolutions on the principal subjects analyzed, the implementation of the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines of the Party and the Revolution, and their updating was agreed upon, expressed in 274 guidelines.