KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nearly 130 delegates gathered here July 26-27 for the Ninth Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of Solidarity with Cuba. They exchanged experiences and discussed plans for activities to broaden opposition to the U.S. government’s six-decade-long economic war against the Cuban Revolution. In addition to several dozen participants from Nepal, the meeting brought together representatives of Cuba solidarity committees and other groups from 14 countries across the region, as well as from Cuba and the United States.
A keynote speaker was Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples and one of the five Cuban revolutionaries who spent up to 16 years in U.S. prisons. A special guest was Aleida Guevara, daughter of Cuban revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara. Shown in the photo, at the conference presiding table, are, from left: Oscar Martínez, Cuba’s ambassador to India and Nepal; Fernando González; Indian delegate Pallab Sengupta; conference organizing committee members Pashupati Chaulagain, Rajendra Prasad, and Rabindra Adhikari of Nepal; and (at podium) former Nepal Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal.