Cuba and Ghana celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations

Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Ghanaian authorities celebrated, at the Latin American School of Medicine, the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and reiterated their commitment to continue deepening them.

Ghana has a great interest in strengthening its ties with the Cuban people and government in various fields, the African country’s Ambassador to Cuba, Napoleon Abdulai, stated during the political-cultural event attended by Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdes.

The Ghanaian diplomat recalled the 1959 meeting between the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the founding father of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, which marked the beginning of bilateral ties.

In this way, Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to establish diplomatic ties with Cuba after the triumph of the Revolution, he added.

Abdulai thanked Cuba for its support in the struggle against colonialism and apartheid in several African countries, describing the Caribbean state as ‘a sanctuary for lovers of peace and stability.’

For her part, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Anayansi Rodríguez said that the step taken by Ghana was ‘brave’ and sealed the future relations between Cuba and the African continent.

The links with Ghana are developing and consolidating in the political, economic and cooperation spheres and we share similar positions in defense of the nations of the South, the deputy minister stressed.

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