24 January 2013

Angola: President Gets Message From Cuban Revolution Leader

Luanda — Angolan Head of State José Eduardo dos Santos Thursday in Luanda received a message from the Cuban Revolution leader, Fidel Castro.

The message, whose content has not been disclosed, was delivered by the charge d' affairs of Cuban Embassy in the country, Joan Socorro Maceda.

At the end of the audience, held at Presidential Palace, Joan Maceda did not speak to the press.

But it is believed that the message is related to congratulation the Cuban leader addressed to the Angolan Statesman on the progress recorded in the country in recent times, in different fields.

The relations between the two countries date back to 1975, at the height of the civil war in Angola, with stress to the achievement by Cuban troops during the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in 1988 in the country.

Lately, the cooperation between Angola and Cuba has been focused mainly on education, health and construction.

Meanwhile, over 10,000 doctors, nurses and technical staff worked in Angola since 1976.

As for the Education sector, Cuba has mobilised a total of 16,500 teachers, with more than 10,000 Angolan youths attended training in Cuba, through scholarships.

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