Government representatives, Ethiopians who were educated in Cuba, diplomats, fans and supporters of Castro attended the commemoration.
Ambassador Taye, Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Ethio-Cuba friendship is a blood tied and an eternal relation.
"Ethiopia will never forget Castor as he was together with us at a difficult time," he added.
Ethiopians who educated in Cuba as a result of the bilateral relations existed between the two countries have been contributing a lot for Ethiopia’s growth, he added.
Cuban Ambassador to Ethiopia, Juan Manuel Rodríguez Vazquez, said the former president has done a lot not only for his country but also for global justice.
The Ethio-Cuba relations will remain forever, he added.
Fidel Castor, who died at the age of 90 and ruled Cuba for nearly half a century, was buried in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, where he and a band of rebels touched off a revolution that reverberated across the world.
A 21-gun salute was fired in Castro’s honor.
Translated and posted by Amare Asrat