South Africa Expresses Solidarity with Cuba and Venezuela

Pretoria, May 25 ( Prensa Latina) South African political and trade union organizations have voiced their solidarity with Cuba and Venezuela in an event in Pretoria on the occasion of the visit of the first Cuban Vice President, Salvador Valdes Mesa.

This activity was hosted Friday night by the Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), members of the tripartite government alliance led by the ANC, as well as other friendship organizations, labor unions and civic associations in South Africa.

Support for the Cuban Revolution, demands for an end to the U.S. blockade, and condemnation of the recent steps taken by President Donald Trump’s U.S. administration to sharpen these punitive actions were at the focus of the demands made during the meeting.

The First Vice President of Cuba arrived on Wednesday in South Africa leading a delegation invited to the inauguration of Cyril Ramaphosa, to be held Saturday at the Loftus stadium, accompanied by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Teresita Gonzalez and the advisor to the Minister of the Armed Forces Arnaldo Tamayo.

A Venezuelan official representation led by Vice President Aristobulus IstUriz was also invited to the swearing-in ceremony of Ramaphosa as President of South Africa.

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