Monday, May 28, 2007

Cuba Celebrates Day of Africa

Cuba Celebrates Day of Africa

Matanzas, Cuba, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Ambassadors and other members of the diplomatic corps from 17 African nations accredited in Cuba visited the Slave's Route Museum on Monday, as part of celebrations for the Day of Africa.

Led by Pascal Oguemby, senior African ambassador in Cuba, the diplomats toured the facility at colonial Fort San Severino, in Matanzas, 62 miles east of Havana.

This year the Day of Africa was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the independence of Ghana, and Ghanaian Ambassador to Havana Cecilia Gyan Amoah highlighted to Prensa Latina the real friendship the Cuban government shows to Africa.

Cuba has made a great contribution to Africa's development, with many nations winning their independence through collaboration offered by the Island, she said, and also referred to the great number of African students who have already graduated from or are currently studying in Cuba.

"We consider Cuba as one of our countries for the way they have always treated us. We are very grateful for this collaboration," she stressed.