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ANC leader meets with Cuban vice president in South Africa

Pretoria, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) African National Congress (ANC) Deputy General Secretary Nomvula Mokonyane met with Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa in this capital on Thursday.

During the meeting, the two leaders acknowledged the excellent level of bilateral relations, with deep historic roots, and the bonds of solidarity and cooperation between the two countries.

Mokonyane recalled that the historic ties between Cuba and South Africa go back long before the establishment of diplomatic relations in May 1994.

Valdes Mesa, on behalf of the Cuban people and Government, thanked South Africa for its historic support for the lifting the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the Cuban people.

He expressed gratitude for the shows of solidarity with the Cuban people during the 30th anniversary of bilateral relations, which were celebrated in 2024.

Valdes Mesa is visiting South Africa to attend the inauguration ceremony of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was re-elected on May 29.