United Nations, (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s relationship with Africa is genetic: that region’s blood, culture and spirituality helped shape the island’s nationality, said here today Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations Ana Silvia Rodriguez.
The diplomat, who joined the celebration messages for Africa Day through her official Twitter account, recalled the ties of friendship and brotherhood that unite Cuba with Africa, their shared history and culture.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez also used Twitter to highlight the links between their country and Africa.
According to a statement by the president of the Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power, Esteban Lazo, links with the African continent are essential for the history and culture of his country.
‘The African heritage is the heart of our culture, our beliefs and our customs,’ added the Cuban leader.
Lazo recalled African descendants’ contribution to the struggles for Cuba’s independence and the interest of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in giving back to the continent.