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    At least 25 world leaders will attend the commemoration ceremony for the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Tuesday, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — According to the statement, the ceremony will gather at least 25 world leaders from African and Latin American countries, with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras representing the European Union.

    The farewell ceremony for Castro began on Monday in Cuba and will last for nine days. The funeral ceremony scheduled for December 4 will take place in the city of Santiago de Cuba.

    Castro passed away on November 25 at the age of 90, as announced by his brother incumbent Cuban President Raul Castro. Cuba received many condolences over Fidel Castro's death from leaders around the world.

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