14 November 2012

Angola: Cuba Wants to Strengthen Friendship Ties With Angolan

Luanda — The Cuban Embassy in Angola has reiterated its country's willingness to continue strengthening the historical and brotherhood ties between the two nations.

This is expressed in a press release from the Cuban diplomatic mission that reached Angop on Wednesday, under the celebrations of the 37th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Angola to be marked on Thursday.

On 15 November 1975, the governments of Angola and Cuba signed the agreement establishing diplomatic ties between the two countries.

"However the relations between our peoples date back to the slavery time when the children of these lands were brought to Cuba as slaves. Centuries later, and since the late

1960s, the children of Cuban nation returned to Africa to help in the struggle for independence of this African state", reads the note.

According to the document, solidarity, internationalism, friendship, cooperation and humanity are the main principles that have characterised every moment of the development of relations between both countries.

Now, both Cuba and Angola cooperate in the important sectors such as health, education, construction and staff training.

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