Luanda - The first vice speaker of National Assembly (Angolan Parliament), João Lourenço, said Friday in Luanda that Angola will record forever the inestimable contribution by the Cuban brother people to the cause of the independence and sovereignty of Angola.
"The legacy of the Cuban and Angolan heroes that shed their blood in countless battles staged in Angola, the ideals of freedom, sovereignty and equality of the peoples, will continue to consolidate the relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between our
countries," he said.
The Angolan official said so while speaking at the opening of official talks between delegations of Angola and Cuba, led by himself in representation of Angola, and the speaker of the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba, Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada.
He said that since the beginning of the affirmation of Angola as a sovereign State, Cuba participated actively in the solution of the then many problems, recalling that thousands of Angolan staff were trained in Cuba.
The Angolan vice Speaker also highlighted the thousands of Cuban professionals who, through technical and scientific assistance, helped in various sectors of the country, which contributed to the improvement of living conditions of the Angolan citizens.
"Today, with the attainment of peace, the Angolan institutions are deeply engaged in hard working focussed on recovery of the basic infrastructure destroyed by war", said João Lourenço, who also acknowledged the challenges laying ahead.
The conclusion of the talks is scheduled for next Monday with the signing of memorandum of understanding, aimed at strengthening of relations of friendship and cooperation at all levels between the two governments and peoples.