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Cuban Foreign Minister Pays Official Visit to Angola

Havana, December 2 (RHC)-- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez laid a wreath at the memorial raised in honor to First Angolan President Agostinho Neto, in the capital Luanda, where he is paying a three-day visit.

After a brief tour of the memorial, Bruno Rodriguez wrote in the visitors' book about the intense emotion he felt at paying homage to the founding father of the independence of Angola and Africa.

Speaking to reporters, he recalled the Cuban internationalist combatants who fell in action for the independence of the African nation. This is a mausoleum that sparks deep emotion, he said.

The Cuban delegation, headed by Rodriguez to the Mausoleum was accompanied by the director of Angola's Foreign Ministry Maria Cuandina de Carvalho, Angolan ambassador to Cuba Jose Cesar Augusto and his counterpart in Luanda Cuban Gisela Garcia.

The impressing 18-hectare compound treasures the mortal remains of Neto, and also has different halls offering information on the Angola leader's work before and after the country achieve national independence, which was proclaimed November 11, 1975.

Bruno Rodriguez is also scheduled to hold official talks with his counterpart Georges Chikoti at the Angolan Foreign Ministry. The visit by the Cuban top diplomat to Angola is part of a tour that included Ethiopia, Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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