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Cuba and South Africa strengthen ties

 

(l-r) Louis Pienaar, Director of Mexico, Central America, The Andean Community and the Carribbean, Wally Serote, Founding Director of Freedom Park, Salvador Valdés Mesa, Vice President of the State of Council, Freedom Park representative,Carlos Fernández de Cossío, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba in South Africa, Brigadier General, Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez and Geraldo Peñalver, Director of Bilateral Affairs, Ministery of Foreign Affairs

As part of his visit to South Africa to attend the Inauguration Ceremony of re-elected President Jacob Zuma, Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa visited the historic monument complex, Freedom Park.

After paying tribute to the more than 2000 Cubans who have fallen in Africa, Valdés Mesa recalled that this year Cuba and South Africa are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.


"We will continue to cooperate and work with South Africa, expanding our trade and our cooperation. We are confident that in the new presidential term that has just begun, we will have the political will and willingness to strengthen our ties," he said.

Valdés Mesa, along with the official Cuban delegation, composed of Brigadier General Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez and Gerardo Peñalver, Director of Bilateral Relations of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, toured the monument that tells the story of human creation from the point of view of Africa as well as the details of the process of liberation of South Africa.


Members of the organization of solidarity with Cuba in South Africa, Friends of Cuba Society (FOCUS), Cuban dancers who are under contract in Johannesburg Ballet, a representation of the Cuban cooperation workers, members of the diplomatic corps,  officials of the South African Foreign Ministry and of the Cuban diplomatic mission, were also in attendance.

 


 
 
 
 

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