Cuban Vice President Will Visit African Countries

Havana, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba Ines Maria Chapman will begin tomorrow a tour of Africa that will include South Africa, Lesotho and Kenya, it was announced this Saturday here.

According to an official release, the high official will carry out in those countries a broad agenda until April 3, with activities such as participation in the Special Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Western Sahara, scheduled for March 26.

In addition to Chapman, the island’s delegation includes Armando Vergara, deputy director general of Bilateral Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Cuba’s ambassadors in the nations visited.

Cuba considers relations with Africa a priority, a continent to which it is bound by historical ties and solidarity.

In these days, the first Cuban Vice President, Salvador Valdes, visited Angola and Namibia.


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