President Geingob extends birthday wishes to Cuban leader Raul Castro Ruz

President Geingob extends birthday wishes to Cuban leader Raul Castro Ruz
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Namibian Presidency

President Geingob has extended birthday wishes to the Cuban leader, Raul Castro Ruz, who turned 89 years old.
In his birthday wishes, President Geingob described Ruz as a beacon of hope, strength and determination, not only to the Cuban people but for all those who struggle daily against forces of oppression and racism.
The statement also says Ruz's exceptional leadership of the Cuban people, throughout the years, has been characterised, not only by quality generated within the core of his soul, but emanating from the children of the Cuban revolution.
Ruz served as the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces from 1959 to 2008, prior to becoming President in 2008, succeeding his brother, the late Fidel Castro.