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President Díaz-Canel’s African tour marks week in Cuba

Havana, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel's tour of several African countries, which reached its final destination in Namibia on Saturday, marked Cuba's news agenda this week.

The head of State visited Angola, Mozambique and South Africa, where he participated in his capacity of pro tempore president of the G77 group plus China in the 15th BRICS Summit, and the BRICS Plus Dialogue segment.

On the occasion, Díaz-Canel recalled how the real transformation of the current international financial architecture, which he described as deeply unfair, anachronistic and dysfunctional, is a historic claim from both the G77 and the BRICS.

We firmly believe in the power of unity in diversity and that it is time to act united in defense of historic claims that have multiplied the problems in our nations today, because they were not addressed in time, he added.

In the context of the event, the Cuban President met with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, with whom he highlighted the excellent state of relations between the two countries.

As part of his tour of the African continent, Díaz-Canel held official talks with his counterparts from Angola, João Lourenço, and from Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, with whom he highlighted the historic ties between the two countries and ratified the will to strengthen them.

During his stay in Angola, Díaz-Canel met with representatives of the Cuba solidarity movement, the staff from the Cuban Embassy in Luanda and Cuban residents in Angola.

He also attended a solemn session called by the National Assembly and visited the Agostinho Neto Memorial, where he paid tribute to the first Angolan president.

In addition, agreements were signed in such fields as the regulation of medicines and medical equipment, tourism and the link between the special development zones Mariel and Luanda-Bengo.

In Mozambique, the Cuban President learned about the work of more than 360 Cuban professionals who serve here, mainly in the healthcare sector.

Díaz-Canel was received at the Assembly of the Republic, where he expressed his desire to strengthen ties between the two countries’ parliaments and thanked the Mozambican legislature for accompanying the global call for the lifting of the United States economic blockade against Cuba.

In a message on his X account, formerly known as Twitter, the President thanked Mozambique for the expressions of solidarity, and stated that he was saying goodbye with the commitment to remaining united by the brotherhood bequeathed by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. , and the first Mozambican President, Samora Machel.


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