Cuba wants trade exchanges tailored to historical relations

President of Cuba Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez expressed Monday interest in strengthening economic, commercial and financial cooperation with Angola, in line with the existing “excellent historical relations”.

Miguel Bermúdez was speaking at the opening of official talks between delegations from both countries, during which he highlighted the fact that Angola is the African nation where collaboration is more “energetic” in different spheres.

In his speech, the President stressed, among other areas, the existing potential in the field of renewable energies and biotechnology.

“We hope jointly take advantage, in the best and most efficient way, of the existing potential to better increase economic, commercial and financial relations”, he said.

He also reiterated his country’s commitment to remain embraced at the increase of economic and social links, as well as cooperation based on mutual interest, making available, this time, the human resources of that country for the development of two peoples.

Cuba appreciates support

On behalf of the Cuban people, the President thanked Angola for “affection and solidarity” demonstrated in recent years by sending donations (for several extraordinary events) as well as calling for lifting of United States embargo against Cuba.

Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez also recognised the Angola’s position in organisations such as the African Union (AU), United Nations (UN) and other multilateral forums, aimed at lifting the unfair measures imposed which also affect the third countries, apart from the Cuban people.

He reiterated Cuba’s will to continue to consolidate the respectful and friendly relationship with the people and Government of Angola.

“My first visit to Luanda as President of Cuba continues the systematic exchange of high-level visits that take place in both nations and contribute to consolidating the bilateral bond that dates back to 1975”, stressing that “Cuba and Angola are united with indestructible bonds of blood, friendship and brotherhood”.

The two countries maintain excellent cooperation ties in areas, such as security, education, health, transport, public works, construction, oil, sports, culture, tourism and agriculture.

The diplomatic relations were established on November 15, 1975, four days after Angola’s independence, and a year later they signed the General Cooperation Agreement, which gave rise to the Bilateral Commission.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)