More than anything, today we celebrate unity in the continent, stated the ambassador of Djibouti, Nasser Mohamed Ousbo, when addressing participants, after laying a wreath next to the decorated Cuban Commander Victor Dreke, dedicated to the illustrious heroes for the emancipation of those peoples.
These men and women did not die in vain. They did it for their ideas, for the independence and emancipation of their respective nations.
“After independence, they continued the struggle for community, political and economic Pan-Africanism of which we are heirs,” assured Ousbo, who is the doyen of the African diplomatic corps.
The ambassadors expressed gratitude for the support for the efforts and struggles for decolonization and resistance to neocolonialism.”
In particular, I want to highlight the greatness of the Cuban people for their solidarity without borders and their resistance against the unjust and criminal blockade,” he stressed.
For his part, Dreke, who currently serves as president of the Cuban-African Friendship Association, made a brief historic overview of what Africa means for the international community, the ups and downs that their countries went through, many plundered by foreign powers.
He recalled that the 21st Summit of the African Union, held in February in Ethiopia, called for this to be the “Century of Africa”, so that in 2063 its peoples can enjoy regional, prosperous, integrated, peaceful and inclusive development.
“This is what it’s all about,” Dreke said. Africa Day or African Freedom Day is an annual holiday celebrated every May 25 in different countries. It was decreed with the aim of publicizing the needs that the nations of that continent are still facing.