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November 27, 2016

SGI President Sends Condolence Message Upon the Passing of Former Cuban President Fidel Castro

Following the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent condolences to the Cuban leader’s family on behalf of SGI members in Cuba and throughout the world. Recalling their meeting in Havana in 1996, Mr. Ikeda lauded President Castro’s dedication to the Cuban people and stated that the Cuban leader would be remembered in contemporary history as a heroic figure who lived with indomitable resolve in the face of countless trials and tribulations.

During their meeting in June 1996, President Castro and Mr. Ikeda discussed a wide range of topics, including fostering capable individuals and political theories.

[Adapted from an article on the November 27, 2016, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]

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