HAVANA, Oct 21 (ACN) Havana the most anticipated port for Peace Boat travelers, said today in this capital Yosuke Tanaka, representative of the Japanese project that promotes sustainable development and respect for the environment.
Tanaka arrived in early hours by the Havana Cruise Terminal, along with more than 700 passengers from five continents, who sailed on August 13 last in Japan.
Speaking to the press, the leader of the Non-Governmental Organization said that they are more than 25 years of relations with Cuba, a country where they find, whenever they come, the warmth and the people’s feelings.
He said that during this visit the participants of the Peace Boat wish to know the reality of the country and promote the exchange with Cubans.
Tanaka also added that one of the main messages of those who have joined this trip is the friendship between nations, in a context marked by world conflicts.
Making friends all over the world is our job, said the Peace Boat representative, who on his Global Tour 95 will play 23 ports in 19 countries, before returning to Japan on November 25.
As part of their stay in Havana, activists will complete various activities, including visits to health centers, education, care for the elderly, and tourism, as well as meetings with university students.
A representation of travelers will also participate in a Forum against disarmament and peace, organized by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples and the Cuban Movement for Peace.
This visit number 17 of the Peace Boat – the first was in 1990 – will continue throughout this Saturday, and the ship will set sail at night.