Cuba Celebrates Africa Day with Gratitude and Respect

“Cuba and Africa are united by strong ties and shared longings,” said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Anayansi Rodríguez Photo: Prensa Latina

Havana: Cubans are celebrating Africa Day this Saturday with joy, gratitude and respect, a continent that contributed to culture and the formation of national identity, Prensa Latina reports.

On this occasion, Cuban vice minister of Foreign Affairs Anayansi Rodriguez stressed that Cuba and Africa are joined by strong ties of history, struggles and shared desires.

“No other people in the world contributed as much to forging the Cuban nation as the African one, because we inherited from it the spirit of resistance and the love for freedom”, Rodriguez said.

In a ceremony held on Friday on the 56th anniversary of the creation of the African Union (AU), once the Organization of African Unity, the official stressed that Africa permanently supports us on many sensitive issues in the international arena.

“Decisive is the support to the battle against the economic blockade imposed by the United States, which becomes more important at the present time when that government intensified the policy with actions of intimidation towards the Caribbean nation,” she argued.

The Vice minister also welcomed the fact that the UA is consolidating itself as a key player worldwide with its own voice and is a point of reference in the defense of the objectives and conditions of the underdeveloped countries…

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