HAVANA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Upon the request of Fidel Castro, the Cuban parliament, the National People's Power Assembly in full name, has decided to hold a special session to discuss major international issues such as dangers threatening the planet on Aug. 7, authorities said here Wednesday.
The decision was made after Castro announced on July 26 he would convene an extraordinary session of the parliament in early August.
Although having handed over power to his younger brother Raul Castro in 2006, he has continued to wield influence as the first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party.
Castro called on the parliament to focus on main international issues, especially a possible nuclear war and damage to the environment caused by climate change.
The authorities did not mention the former Cuban leader nor give any details of the meeting' agenda.
The parliament held its first regular plenary session of the year last Sunday, during which the seat traditionally occupied by Castro remained empty.
Fidel Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, returned to public life on July 7 after four years out of power and made nine appearances in less than a month.
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