Luanda – Angola is morally indebted to the Cuban people that in the hardest times of Angola’s history showed readiness to fight for its territory integrity.
This was said Thursday in Luanda by the director of the Angolan League of Friendship and Solidarity with Peoples (LAASP), Domingos Coelho da Cruz.
Domingos Coelho da Cruz was speaking short before the departure of an Angolan delegation to the fourth African meeting of solidarity with Cuba set for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from September 21-23.
He stated that the friendship that unites both peoples is a long lasting one and has been present in the crucial moments for the two sides, backdating to the national liberation struggle.
“Our friendship with Cuba is not of today and we all Angolans know that in the hard moments in which we needed to confirm our Independence, many countries that today say that Angola is in good hands, turned their back, which was never done by the Caribbean country,” he stated.
To him, this is one more moment for Angola to express its solidarity with the cause of Cuba, concerning the lifting of the United State’s embargo.
The LAASP director said this is also an Angolan people’s struggle as many Cubans shed their blood in the defence of Angola’s territory integrity.
The African meetings of solidarity with Cuba started in October 1995 in South Africa, with the presence of Nelson Mandela. It is held every two years, with the latest being that of 2010 in Angola.
The Angolan delegation to the fourth African meeting of solidarity with Cuba comprises people from various sectors of the society.