Wednesday, September 19, 2007

President Eduardo dos Santos Leaves For Cuba


Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, leaves for three-day official visit to Cuba. Photo Angop.

Angola Press

Luanda, 09/19 - The Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, left Luanda on Wednesday morning for Cuba, for an official three-day visit to that Caribbean country.

At the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, President Eduardo dos Santos, who was accompanied by his wife Ana Paula dos Santos, was seen off by the National Assembly Speaker, Roberto de Almeida, the Chief Justice, Cristiano André, the Prime Minister, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, and several government official.

During his stay in Cuba, the Angolan Statesman will meet with Cuban authorities, with whom he will discuss the existing relations of friendship and co-operation between the two countries.

Angola and Cuba established diplomatic relations on 29 July 1976, during a visit to Cuba of Angola`s first president, Agostinho Neto.

At that time a Joint Inter-Ministerial Commission was set up with the aim of making partnerships in several domains.

Among other areas, the two countries co-operate in the fields of health, education, culture, sports, industry, civil construction and public works, maritime transports, fisheries, geology and mining, tourism, radio and television.

According to a press note from the Presidential Support Services, received by ANGOP, Jose Eduardo dos Santos will participate, on September 25-26, in the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, as well as in the high level meeting relating to climate changes as a global challenge.

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