Death of Fidel Castro: World Reaction
Castro will live forever
"The Chinese people have lost a good and true comrade. Comrade Castro will live forever."
End of an era
"The name of this distinguished statesman is rightly considered the symbol of an era in modern world history. Fidel Castro was a sincere and reliable friend of Russia."
He defied harshest US blocked
"Fidel stood up and strengthened his country during the harshest American blockade, when there was colossal pressure on him and he still took his country out of this blockade to a path of independent development."
Fighter against apartheid
"President Castro identified with our struggle against apartheid. He inspired the Cuban people to join us in our own struggle. As a way of paying homage to the memory of President Castro, the strong bonds of solidarity, cooperation and friendship that exist between South Africa and Cuba must be maintained and nurtured."
"Fidel Castro embodied Cuba's revolution in both its hopes and its later disappointments. An actor of the Cold War... he represented, for Cubans, pride in rejecting external domination."
Beacon on independence
"It is up to us to continue his legacy and carry his flag of independence."
Most iconic personalities of the 20th century
"Fidel Castro was one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century. India mourns the loss of a great friend. May his soul rest in peace."
END OF BRUTAL DICTATOR
Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades.
SINGULAR FIGURE IN HISTORY
"History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him."