Luanda, November 15 (RHC)-- Cuba and Angola are celebrating the 38th anniversary of the establishing of relations.
A note issued by the Angolan Embassy in Havana recalls that mutual relations actually began centuries ago when Africans, including Angolans, were brought to the New World by slave traders. The spirit of rebellion in those slaves and their love for freedom contributed to the struggle for Cuban independence.
The note from the Angolan Embassy continues: the historic bonds of friendship and cooperation between Angola and Cuba, forged in the common struggle against colonialism and apartheid flourish, today, in many fields.
Over four thousand Cubans work in Angola in education, construction, culture, energy and drinking water, as well as in the fight against malaria, and other diseases.
Some 15 hundred Angolan youths study in Cuban universities, while those that have completed their education in Cuba are contributing in their native land in diverse fields to the advancement of their country.
The note says that Angola and its people know that they can always count on Cuba, while Cuba will continue to enjoy the eternal friendship, cooperation and solidarity of the people and Government of Angola.
Both countries established diplomatic relations on November 15, 1975, four days after the proclamation of Angola's independence.