Cuba and South Africa ratify interest in deepening ties

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Havana, 23 Sep.- The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, and the head of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Naledi Pandor today confirmed the interest of deepening economic, commercial and cooperation ties.

As reported by the Cuban Foreign Minister on the social network Twitter, during the meeting, both parties noted with satisfaction the excellent state of political relations.

«Fraternal meeting with Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa. We note with satisfaction the excellent state of political ties and the mutual interest in deepening economic, trade and cooperation relations,» Rodriguez wrote.

This year Cuba and South Africa celebrated 28 years of the establishment of their diplomatic relations, a period in which bilateral cooperation has been present in areas such as health services, education, sports, infrastructure development, housing, water and sanitation.

Likewise, the African nation has maintained support for Cuba in the battle for the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States government.

The diplomatic ties between the two countries, formalized on 11 May 1994 by Presidents Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela, had already been consolidated on the battlefields, where nearly half a million fighters from the largest in the Antilles joined forces in the fight against apartheid and foreign occupation on the African continent. (Text and photo: ACN)