De Almeida is carrying out a work program from this Sunday until March 2, during which he will also meet with Gerardo Peñalver, acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, and other Cuban government officials.
He will also visit places related to the sectors of bilateral cooperation linked to biotechnology and social issues.
De Almeida’s program in Cuba included this Sunday a tribute to the first president of Angola, Agostinho Neto, in the park of this capital city that bears his name.
De Almeida and his delegation visited the Mariel Special Development Zone, in western Cuba, where they learned about the opportunities for bilateral exchanges.
In the economic sector they were received by Ana Teresa Igarza, general director of the Zone, who gave an update on the entity’s business, the Ministry of Foreign Trade reported on Twitter.
The Angolan Minister began his visit to Havana with a tribute to Cuban internationalists who participated in the independence struggles of his country, in the Revolutionary Armed Forces´ pantheon of the Colon Cemetery.
Cuba and Angola maintain links in several strategic sectors for the economy of both countries, including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and promote agreements in education, agriculture and culture.
Havana and Luanda are currently focusing on promoting links between the Mariel Special Development Zone and the Special Economic Zone of the West African nation.