Deep and indestructible relations between Cuba and Africa

Deep and indestructible relations between Cuba and Africa

The Cuban ambassador to Liberia, Mercedes L. Martinez Herrera, sent a congratulatory message this May 25th, when the Africa Day is celebrated.

In her letter, the Cuban diplomat stated that it was the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, the main promoter and defender of the bilateral relations between Cuba and Africa, as he felt a deep admiration for the African peoples, while he also shared a close friendship with several of its leaders, she stressed.

The bilateral cooperation between Africa and Cuba is not new; as it has a history as long as that of the Cuban Revolution itself, not to mention the historical and cultural ties that would lead us, even to the origins of the Cuban nationality. It is one of the most beautiful pages in the history of mankind.

The cooperation for development continues to play a prominent role, said Martinez Herrera in her letter for the Africa Day, among those with the greatest impact is the training of human resources.

Cuba has graduated students from the 55 countries that make up the African Union, in figures that exceed more than 30,000 people. One of the most relevant examples, recognized worldwide by organizations such as the African Union, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization, was the dispatch of a brigade made up of 256 health professionals, members of the Henry Reeve Medical Contingent, to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, to help control the health emergency caused by the Ebola virus, acknowledged the Cuban Ambassador.

Once again, at the call of Africa, the Cuban medical brigades have made themselves available to the African governments to support the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finally, the message the Cuban Ambassador in Liberia confirmed the congratulations to the African peoples and their diaspora, among which are the Cubans, for this May 25th, the Africa Day, a date that commemorates the birth of the African Union.

There is an African proverb that states: The footprints of those who walked together can never be erased. That is why the relationship between Cuba and Africa is as deep as it is indestructible.