MOZAMBICAN PRESIDENT CALLS FOR STRENGTHENING TIES WITH CUBA

HAVANA, Mozambican President Flipe Nyusi has stressed the importance of relations between Mozambique and Cuba and called for them to be continually strengthened.

She was speaking to the media on the first day of a State visit to Cuba Friday, after laying a wreath at the Jose Marti memorial in Havana. The square also contains busts of African revolutionary leaders, including the founder and first President of the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo), Eduardo Mondlane, and the first President of independent Mozambique, Samora Machel.

We are paying homage to those who had the vision to liberate Africa and to liberate Cuba. We are here to restate our relations of friendship and to say that we shall increasingly strengthen them, President Nyusi said.

He recalled that Mozambique and Cuba fought together for liberation, and stand together today in the fight for the development and prosperity of their peoples.

He thanked the Cuban Institute for Africa for organizing the ceremony, on the day in which the uprising of South African school students in Soweto against apartheid in 1976 is commemorated, and which is now celebrated as African Children’s Day.

Represented in this square are those who worked for the future of children, and we are here to re-affirm that the work they did and the vision they had were not in vain,” declared Nyusi.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK