President João Lourenço congratulates Cuba and Liberia

The Head of State, João Lourenço, on Wednesday in the Province of Luanda congratulated the Cuban government and people on the 70th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada Barracks.

In a note addressed to the President of Cuba, Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, the Head of State highlighted the effort and resilience of the Cuban people who, despite facing different situations, remain strong and cohesive in the defence of sovereignty, freedom and justice, in the hope of a prosperous future.

In his congratulatory letter, João Lourenço highlighted the journey that Angola and Cuba have made over the past decades, with achievements that honour those who together fought for the preservation of freedom, independence and sovereignty of their respective nations.

Cuban defence forces supported Angolans in the most difficult times, when the country was at war with the South African apartheid regime.

This Caribbean nation has been a strategic partner of Angola since Independence in 1975 and up to now it has trained several Angolans and aims to boost economic cooperation with Angola.

The first cooperation agreement between Angola and Cuba dates back to February 1976 and concerned the health and education sectors.

Liberian people congratulated

Still on the same day, João Lourenço addressed a message congratulating the People and Government of Liberia on the country’s 176th Independence Anniversary, marked on July 26.

The message was sent to President George Weah, to whom the Angolan Head of State expressed certainty that the strengthening of existing relations of friendship and cooperation could constitute a solid platform for common actions in favour of the progress and development of the two nations.

The signing of a General Cooperation Agreement and a Memorandum of Political Consultations in 2011 inaugurated a new stage in bilateral cooperation between Angola and Liberia, signed between the Liberian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)