Fidel Castro meets members of Japanese "Peace Boat"

12:49, September 22, 2010      

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro met Tuesday with members of the Japanese "Peace Boat" which arrived in Havana Tuesday coinciding with the celebrations of the International Day of Peace.

Castro met with the 620 visitors at the Havana Palace of Conventions and talked with them about the threats from the climate change and the role of the countries in search for solutions to the unlimited growth of the world population.

Castro told the visitors that "this meeting is important for the experience you have (on a nuclear war)."

Castro also stressed the consequences of a raid against Iran could be

"horrible."

Meanwhile, the members of the "Peace Boat" thanked Castro for welcoming them and said they would continue with their peace work.

The NGO Japanese "Peace Boat" was organized in 1983 with the purpose to

promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. This is the 14th trip of the organization to Cuba.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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