Cuban president pays tribute to commander Arguelles

Cuban head of State Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Tuesday paid tribute to the Cuban internationalist Raúl Díaz Arguelles Garcia, who died in combat in Angola in December 1975.

At the Alto das Cruzes cemetery, in Luanda, the Cuban Statesman laid a wreath on the tomb where the remains of commander Raúl Díaz Arguelles Garcia are laid to rest.

Born in Havana on September 14, 1937, Commander Raúl Arguelles died at dawn on December 11, 1975, in the municipality of Ebo, coastal province of Cuanza Sul in Angola, where he distinguished himself in the fight against the troops of the then apartheid regime of South Africa.

The late commander was part of the Cuban contingent sent to Angola, shortly before the proclamation of National Independence on November 11, 1975, to help stop the invasion of the country by foreign forces.

President Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez arrived in Luanda on Sunday (20th) for a state visit to Angola, as part of the strengthening of bilateral relations.

On Monday, he visited the Agostinho Neto Memorial, where he signed the Book of Honour, and met with his Angolan counterpart, João Lourenço.

On the same day, the Cuban Head of State witnessed, together with the Angolan President, the signing of agreements between delegations from both countries and participated in a solemn session in the National Assembly (Parliament).

Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez ends his visit to Angola this Tuesday (22).

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)