Cuban President Raul Castro paid tribute to late Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez after the official ceremony of the signing of the Final Agreement for the Peace in Colombia
“This is a modest homage we wanted to pay Gabo, because during his trips to Cuba, he used to talk a lot with Fidel and me about peace in Colombia” Raul told the journalists and added the writer would go over and over on the need to have such a moment as the one that took place this Monday.
The Cuban President, along the delegation that accompanied him to Colombia, visited the La Merced Cloister, where he observed a minute of silence before laying a floral wreath to the bronze bust that homages the writer of One Hundred Years of Solitude.
“While I was witnessing the ceremony I was thinking of him”, Raul said, “therefore, before returning to Cuba, we wanted to pay this homage to him and to all that fell, on each side”. Long live peace, he added.
Raul forwarded the Colombian people his respects and congratulations and wished them success on the future.