Luanda — The Cuban Embassy in Angola has saluted the 37th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Angola, marked on November 15, reiterating Cuba's willingness to continue strengthening the historical and brotherhood ties between both nations.
A press note from the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which reached ANGOP last Monday, states that the Cuban Embassy recognises that actually these relations go further back to the epoch of slavery in which Angolan children were forcibly taken away to the Caribbean.
It reminds that centuries later, in the 1960's, Cuban patriots arrived in Africa to contribute to the independence of this land.
"Solidarity, internationalism, friendship, co-operation, humanism, heroism and brotherhood are the main precepts that have characterized the development of relations between both nations", reads the note.
The document underlines that Angola and Cuba have co-operation relations in various fields, such as health, education, construction and training of staff.
The Cuban Embassy has also congratulated the Angolan government, the ruling MPLA, the Parliament, the various friendship associations with Cuba, the about 20,000 former Angolan students in Cuba, and the Angolan people in general on this landmark, as a symbol of the indestructible friendship between both countries.