His Excellency MIGUEL MARIO DÍAZ-CANEL BERMÚDEZ
Council of the State
Republic of Cuba
Please accept my sincere congratulations on your election as President of the Council of the State of the Republic of Cuba.
Having a considerable experience in operating the government and authority in the society, you have been elected to the highest national post by an absolute majority of the National Assembly of the Republic. This event has become a testimony to a high confidence that the Cuban parliament members have in your nomination.
I hope that with your election Cuba’s further progress and the fraternal relations between our nations will continue. A visible testimony to it the Russian Orthodox church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in Havana.
I wish you, highly esteemed Mr. Diaz-Canel, success in your work in this lofty walk of life, and to the people of Cuba I wish peace and prosperity.
With profound respect,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia