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PHOTOS: M7 Meets Cuban VP, Promises To Open Embassy In Havava

PHOTOS: M7 Meets Cuban VP, Promises To Open Embassy In Havava


By Alex Masereka

Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni has promised that Kampala will open an embassy in in the Caribbean island nation of Cuba.

Cuba's Vice President, H.E Salvador Valdes Mesa (L) and President Museveni share a light moment during their meeting on Wednesday
Cuba’s Vice President, H.E Salvador Valdes Mesa (L) and President Museveni share a light moment during their meeting on Wednesday

 

The president made this revelation after meeting with the Cuban Vice President, Salvador Mesa Valdez who is in the country on a two day visit.

“This morning I received the Cuban Vice President, H.E. Salvador Valdes Mesa, at my office at Parliament Building in Kampala,” the president tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.

He added, “This visit aims at strengthening bilateral relations between Uganda & Cuba. We shall open an embassy in Havana.”

During the meeting, M,useveni promised that Uganda would open an embassy in Havana
During the meeting, Museveni promised that Uganda would open an embassy in Havana. Museveni also praised the role of Cuba in liberating the Angolan nation

 

The president also praised the role of Cuba in liberating Angola saying, “I also salute the Cuban comrades who participated in the liberation of the Angolan Nation.”

In October of 1975, South Africa invaded Angola at the behest of the U.S. government to overthrow the left-wing Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in the soon-to-be independent country. Without Cuban assistance, the apartheid army would have easily cruised into Luanda, crushed the MPLA, and installed a puppet government friendly to the apartheid regime.

Museveni shares a light moment with the wife to Cuba's ambassador to Uganda
Museveni shares a light moment with one of the members of the delegation as Cuba’s ambassador to Uganda, H.E Antonio Luis Pubillones (R) looks on

 

Cuba’s intervention in Angola managed to change the course of that country and reverberate throughout Africa. By ensuring independence from the white supremacists, Angola was able to preserve its own revolution and maintain its role as a base for armed resistance groups fighting for liberation in nearby countries

Some 55,000 Cuban troops aided the Angolan counter-offensive, that drove apartheid South African forces back to the Namibian border and to the negotiation table. The result was the independence of Namibia.

Cuba’s Ambassador to Uganda, HE, Antonio Luis Pubillones also attended the meeting.

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