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Che visit recalled to mark India-Cuba ties

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The legendary Che Guevara’s 1959 trip to India was recalled at a meeting here to mark 50 years of friendship between Cuba and India.

Cuban ambassador to India Miguel A. Ramirez referred to the landmark Che visit, just six months after Fidel Castro stormed to power in Cuba.

He was speaking Thursday at an event organised by the Indian Council of World Affairs.

Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur referred to the first contact made in New York between Jawaharlal Nehru and Fidel Castro in 1960.

She said that after that meeting, the two nations began cooperating in the fight against colonialism and for a new world order.

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