Cuban President congratulates Al Mayadeen, Network CEO responds
Al Mayadeen CEO Ghassan ben Jeddou thanks Cuba's President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, for his congratulations on Al Mayadeen's 10th anniversary.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel had congratulated the Al Mayadeen Media Network on its 10th anniversary, saying “I congratulate the team of Al Mayadeen on its 10th anniversary. Its programming in Spanish on various platforms reveals the reality of the Arab world without mediation. Cuba appreciates your objectivism and support.”
Felicitaciones en sus 10 años al equipo de @almayadeen_es , cuya programación en español en diversas plataformas, muestra la realidad del mundo árabe sin mediaciones. #Cuba agradece su mirada objetiva y solidaria. pic.twitter.com/7u1s5AmiNi— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) June 11, 2022
Al Mayadeen Media Network CEO, Mr. Ghassan ben Jeddou, responded in a letter to the Cuban president's warm wishes.
Below is the full transcript of Mr. Ben Jeddou's letter.
"A president who holds Al Mayadeen dearly"
President Miguel Diaz-Canel,
Thank you for your kind words on the 10th anniversary of the launch of Al Mayadeen Media Network; an Arab channel and an organic part of the Global South’s media.
Such congratulations are not strange to the revolutionary president of revolutionary Cuba. We have known you, Mr. President, for years, as someone who holds Al Mayadeen dearly, and have known you for your outstanding humility, your journey in state-building, and your support for truthful, brave media qualities you yourself possess.
Mr. President, we at Al Mayadeen also hold you in high regard as well. How can we not, when you succeed two of the greatest historic figures in revolutionary Cuba, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the great Raul Castro, who preserved the trust of the Revolution in his succession.
As we enter our second decade in Al Mayadeen Media Network, with its different languages, we affirm to you that we will stand firmly by our cultural and strategic principles, and remain committed to supporting “people everywhere, and at all times,” especially the great people of Cuba, its revolution, and its leadership that remains steadfast against injustice, disinformation, and the embargo imposed upon it. Soon, the Arab world and the Global South will come to know the greatness of this humane revolution and the heroic people of Cuba, through a series of documentaries produced by Al Mayadeen on the Cuban Revolution.
In the name of our family at Al Mayadeen, we will never forget Cuba's and your stance in particular by the just causes of mankind, especially the cause of the liberation of Palestine from the grip of the oppressive occupation. We thank you again, Mr. President, for your congratulations.
Ghassan Ben Jeddou,
CEO, Al Mayadeen Media Network,
Lebanon/ The Arab World / 12-6-2022
#Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, congratulating #AlMayadeen on its 10th anniversary, highlighted the network's role in reporting on the latest developments in the #Arab world independently, praising the network's solidarity and objectivity.#Cuba@DiazCanelB pic.twitter.com/4zfZcv4nmY— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) June 12, 2022