Ambassador of Cuba, Zener Caro, has expressed gratitude for receiving immense love from Pakistanis after he objected to the statements passed by Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal.
In his tweet on Tuesday, he said he is overwhelmed with the amount of solidarity he has received from the people of Pakistan since yesterday. He said his love for Pakistan has deepened further.
“Deeply grateful for the overwhelming expressions of solidarity received in the last hours. Due to time constraints, I cannot answer every message, but I appreciate them all. I have carried Pakistan in my heart for 16 years now and have more and more reasons to do so,” said Zener Caro in his tweet.
In another tweet, he recommended a book for those who are interested to learn about Cuba. “For those who have asked for a reading recommendation on #Cuba, I suggest My Life, an excellent compendium by the prestigious Spanish academic Ignacio Ramonet of his more than 100 hours of conversation with Fidel Castro. Available now in some bookstores in Islamabad and Rawalpindi,” he added.
For those who have asked for a reading recommendation on #Cuba, I suggest My Life, excellent compendium by the prestigious Spanish academic Ignacio Ramonet of his more than 100 hours of conversation with Fidel Castro. Available now in some bookstores in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. pic.twitter.com/DrZ0aycIlW
— Zéner Caro (@ZenerCaro) April 26, 2022
Ahsan Iqbal gets criticized
On Monday, the Ambassador of Cuba to Pakistan reacted to the disrespectful mention of the country by Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal in his presser in Lahore on Sunday.
Soon after his statement, condemnation for the Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal poured in on social media. Netizens including politicians and observers expressed solidarity with the Ambassador of Cuba. People appreciated peaceful relations with Cuba.
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PMLN Leader and Minister of Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal in his press conference, commenting about the economy of Pakistan, said that the government does not want to make Pakistan like Cuba or North Korea. Iqbal said that if Pakistan wants to be a strong country, it needs a strong economy.
“We have to set Pakistan on the path of [development, like] Malaysia, Turkey, China, and South Korea.” He added that he does not want Pakistan to turn into Cuba or North Korea.
The ambassador said the statements of Ahsan Iqbal do not reflect the sentiments of the people of Pakistan, in a tweet on Monday morning. Caro added that Pakistan has a deep affection for Cuba. Later Ahsan Iqbal offered an explanation of his statement on Cuba and Pakistan.