3 July 2012

Angola: Cuban National Assembly Speaker Ends Visit

Luanda — The Cuban National Assembly speaker, Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada, left Luanda on Tuesday for his country, after a four-day official visit to Angola as part of the

effort to have cooperation between the two countries' parliaments strengthened.

Seeing him off at Luanda's "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport, was the acting speaker of the National Assembly (Angolan Parliament), João Lourenço, and other MPs.

During his stay in Angola, the parliaments of Angola and Cuba signed a protocol that outlines the principles, domain and objectives governing the cooperation between the two assemblies.

The protocol that was signed by João Lourenco and Ricardo Alarcon puts in place for the first a mechanisms of cooperation between the two parliaments, based on the principles of equality, reciprocal advantages and mutual respect.

The Cuban Parliament official also met with members of the local Government and visited socio-economic and cultural undertakings.

Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada also delivered a lecture on "Cuba: Options and perspectives ", directed to MPs, magistrates, members of Government and civil society.

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