Luanda - Angola has been following up with particular attention and
interest, the efforts showed by the Cuban authorities to solve the several
problems in the island nation, in a context of global financial and economic
crisis, aggravated by the unfair and inhuman economic embargo, lasting
for more than five decades, said the first vice speaker of the National
João Lourenço was speaking Friday in Luanda at the opening of an official
talks between the Parliamentary delegations of Angola and Cuba, held in
"We reiterate our support and solidarity with the Republic of Cuba in defence
of their legitimate interests and on respect for international law and defend
the lifting of the embargo," said the MP.
João Lourenço leads the Angolan delegation to the talks, while the Cuban
Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada of Assembly of People's Power, in Angola since
Wednesday for a four-day visit, headed his country's entourage.
The vice Speaker welcomed the Cuban authorities on the gradual
implementation of reforms since the last congress of the Communist Party
to ensure the recovery and economic development focussed on cutting imports
and increasing exports.
The conclusion of the talks scheduled for Monday will be marked by the
signing of memorandum of understanding, aimed at strengthening of relations
of friendship and cooperation at all levels between the two governments and