Angolan TV Highlights Cuba’s Role in Ending Apartheid

Luanda, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Angola”s public television company TPA has highlighted the role of Cuba in the 1988 New York agreements that ended the South African apartheid regime.

A TPA report recalled the signing, 28 years ago, of the tripartite agreements between Angola, Cuba and South Africa, by which the Caribbean island agreed to withdraw its internationalist troops from Angolan soil in exchange for Namibia’s independence and the end of apartheid in Pretoria.

With images of the signing at the United Nations (UN) headquarters, the statement expressed gratitude to Havana and the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, for their invaluable support for the preservation of independence and sovereignty of the country.

It also noted that the Angolan-Cuban victory in the Cuito Cuanavale battle, a few months earlier, forced the South African government to sit down to negotiate a peace agreement that was finally signed on December 22nd, 1988.

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