Havana, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) President of Ethiopia, Mulatu Teshome Wirtu urged here today to defend the ties of friendship and collaboration between his country and Cuba during one of the activities of his official visit.
After laying a wreath before the Pantheon of the Internationalists in the capital Colon Necropolis, Teshome Wirtu recalled the Cuban soldiers who offered their lives for the independence of Ethiopia.
Also, the head of state – who arrived yesterday in Havana – evoked the courage and determination of the Cubans who fought against the system of racial segregation in South Africa and Namibia, known as apartheid.
Also, Teshome Wirtu highlighted the pacifist vocation of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who always fought for equity and against social injustice, he evoked.
The African dignitary, who will remain on the island until January 12, called for strengthening investment and collaboration between the two nations, referring to the good state of bilateral exchange.
The sectors of health and agriculture are the fields of collaboration of greater development between both countries and in this respect new perspectives are also opened in areas of education and other non-traditional such as biotechnology.
On the other hand, the brigade general (r) and vice president of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution, Delsa Esther Puebla, considered that ‘the unity and the effort to preserve the sovereignty of both peoples will be an standard’, in the context of the relations between Havana and Addis Ababa.