Angola: Defence Minister Highlights Relations Between Angola And Cuba


Luanda — The Angolan minister of Defence, Candido Pereira Van-Dunen, emphasized in Havana, Cuba, that the relations between Angola and Cuba are an example of solidarity, friendship and brotherhood.

Speaking in Havana during a visit to the headquarters of the local Ministry of Defence (MINFAR), Candido Pereira said that “our people have written with blood and sweat, glorious moments that resulted in the consolidation of freedom, national independence and sovereignty of Angola after a heroic battles against the enemies.”

According to the Angolan official, the two countries’ armies were side by side in the battles of Kifangondo, Kangamba, Kuito Kuanavale, Tchipa and others and showed to the world beautiful lessons of internationalism, solidarity and mutual respect that led to the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa, Namibia independence and the beginning of a new era of development in the southern Africa region.

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Angola, Cuba implement accord in telecommunications sector


Angola Press:

Luanda,  – The Angolan minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, José Rocha, Tuesday Luanda assured that the Governments of Angola and Cuba are implementing an agreement providing for staff training, seeking to respond to the demands in the sector.

Speaking to the press, on the fringes of the meeting between the presidents of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos, and Cuba’s, Raul Castro, the minister said the accord aims to develop technologies of information and communication.

Raul Castro

Raul Castro

“We are aware of the large development in research field carried out by that Latin American country, mainly in the computing domain”, said the minister.

According to José Rocha, the two governments intend to share experience and outline a programme that permits the training of Angolan personnel, with a view to meeting the problems in the area.

Angola and Cuba last February in Luanda signed four legal accords aimed at strengthening and widen bilateral cooperation.

The cooperation accords focus on Geology and Mining, Industry, including  a Memorandum of Understanding on the state and perspective for cooperation between the two countries and  the Education Ministries of Angola and Cuba.

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Raul Castro Travels to Angola


HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 4 – Cuban President Raul Castro begins an official visit Wednesday to Angola after traveling from Russia, where he carried out a week long visit with dozens of new economic and cooperation accords being signed.

Cuba and Angola have a longstanding close relationship dating back to the 1970s when the island’s military assistance played a major role in Angolan independence from Portugal, and later preserving it against South African Apartheid troops and their internal allies.
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