HAVANA.- The truth needs you and that truth is greater than ourselves, said Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez at the closing ceremony of the 10th Congress of the Union of Journalists of Cuba.

At the Havana´s Conventions Center, the Cuban President told journalists to accept him as one of the members of the guild, which supported Ricardo Ronquillo Bello, the newly elected president of the organization, and announced that before December he would be with the journalists on Twitter to defend Cuba.

Diaz-Canel recognized the indisputable merit of the men and women of the island's press for supporting the Revolution in the most adverse hours, when they fought hard to exercise their work and make the truth about Cuba known to the world.

What would have happened to the Revolution without the underground press and Radio Rebelde, he pondered, what would have happened to the Revolution without the brilliant Operation Truth, devised by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro in 1959, in the face of an avalanche of lies against the work of renewal.

He called the Congress a success, in which solid elements were presented, and remebered Antonio Moltó Martorell, who left a route marked by him, that the new National Committee elected in this event will travel, and recognized that there may be a lack of material resources; but there will never be a lack of morale to work together and defend the Revolution, he said.

Together with Ronquillo Bello, Rosa Miriam Elizalde, Ariel Terrero Escalante and Jorge Legañoa Alonso will work with the UPEC National Presidency for the next five years in a professional manner, and Raúl Garcés, Arleen Rodríguez Derivet, Ana Teresa Badía, Angélica Paredes and Minoska Cadalzo, as non-professional members.

The more than 260 delegates to the event approved the reports of the Congress' working commissions and the action plan that will govern the organization's professional work between 2018 and 2023.