20 February 2013

Angola: Vice-President and Cuban Ambassador Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

Luanda — The bilateral relations between Angola and Cuba were analysed on Wednesday in Luanda in an audience granted by the Vice-president of the Republic, Manuel Vicente, to the Cuban ambassador to the country, Gisela Rivero.

Speaking to the press at the end of the meeting, the diplomat considered positive the bilateral cooperation because Cuba is one of the most important partners of Angola in the social area and training of cadres.

She said that there 4000 Cuban collaborators in Angola, who work in different cooperation programmes in the sectors of health, education, combating malaria and illiteracy and civil engineering.

Gisela Rivero also highlighted the participation of Cuba in the project for the construction of water conduit for the city of Ondjiva and other localities.

The relation ties between Cuba and Angola date from the period of the national liberation struggle against the Portuguese colonial regime, when the Cuban trainers participated in the training and integration of MPLA guerrillas fighters.

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