“The solidarity among the African peoples, the solidarity between the African peoples and the Arab peoples from Africa and the Middle East, the solidarity between all the underdeveloped and developing peoples and  their brothers and sisters from this side of the world, and the solidarity among all progressive forces of the world, the socialist countries, the working class, and the progressive forces within the capitalist developed countries towards the cause defended by Africa and the Arab countries, are an indispensable element in this historical battle.  Solidarity has acquired a special meaning in the struggles waged by the African and Arab peoples in present times.”
References to the original: During the opening ceremony of the International Conference in Solidarity with the Struggle of the African and Arab Peoples against Imperialism and all Reactionary Forces held at the African Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Fidel, September 14, 1978