Lazo twitted referring to the special significance of the date for Cuba due to the deep and unbreakable relationship that unites Cubans with the peoples of Africa, and added that those ties were forged under the guidance and friendship of Fidel Castro and other leaders of Cuba and Africa.
He also highlighted the participation of Cuban internationalists in the struggle of the peoples of the continent against colonialism, domination, apartheid, as well as Cuba’s contribution to different cooperation programs.
Lazo thanked the support of the African Union for the resolutions approved in the United Nations calling for the lifting of the US blockade against Cuba, as well as similar statements made by African governments, political parties and solidarity organizations.
The tweet confirmed the will to expand and strengthen multilateral interparliamentary ties and Havana’s support for the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Cuba launched on May 19th a program of celebrations on the occasion of the Africa Day, during which various activities have been conducted to highlight the historical ties with the African nations and the current collaboration programs.
Africa Day was decreed with the aim of publicizing the challenges of African nations, and is celebrated annually inspired by the celebration of the Congress of African States back in 1958, in which the those peoples expressed the decision to reach their independence.