UNITED NATIONS (PL).- Diplomats from dozens of countries have expressed their sorrow over the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, at the island''s Permanent Mission to the UN, where a book of condolences has been opened today.
Permanent and alternate representatives, and officials from more than 60 nations have expressed their condolences and solidarity with the Caribbean nation, following the death on Friday, November 25th, of the Commander-in-Chief of the Revolution.

Several governments have supported Bolivia's initiative to hold a special session of the General Assembly in tribute to the leader, who defended social justice, peace, anti-imperialism and human progress in harmony with the environment at the United Nations.

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General-designate as of January 1st, 2017, Antonio Guterres, and General Assembly President, Peter Thomson, among other senior officials, have express regret at his death and highlighted Fidel's legacy.

The Morocco representative here, Omar Hilale, was the first to pay tribute to Fidel Castro at the diplomatic headquarters.