On the 46th anniversary of the outbreak of this war, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said that was an example of the genuine altruism and solidarity of the Cuban people.
On Twitter, the foreign minister also shared a phrase by Historic Leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on this operation in Angola.
According to documentary sources, the transfer of combat units to that nation, besieged in different points due to the advance of mercenaries and forces funded, trained and armed by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), began on November 5, 1975.
Cuba met the appeal of President of the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola, Agostinho Neto, who, with the collaboration of Cuban and Angolan troops, proclaimed the country’s independence on November 11, 1975.
Nearly 300,000 Cubans crossed the Atlantic Ocean to take part in that feat that also liberated Namibia and ended the Aparheid regime in South Africa.
The Cuito Cuanavale, Quifangondo, Cabinda and Cangamba battles were decisive in that war that dragged on for 15 years until the signing of peace agreements in December 1988 made possible the gradual withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola.