Friday, September 21, 2007

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, Visits Cuba

Angolan President Arrived in Cuba on Thursday

Havana, Sept 20 (acn) The President of the Republic of Angola, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, arrives in Havana on Thursday afternoon for an official visit at the invitation of Cuban First Vice President Raul Castro.

The African leader travels accompanied by a delegation that includes ministers and high-ranking officials such as Foreign Minister Joao Bernardo de Miranda; the Minister of Public Works, Francisco Higinio Lopes Carneiro; Education Minister, Antonio Burity Da Silva Neto; Health Minister Anastacio Ruben Sikato; Water and Energy Minister Jose Botelho De Vasconcelos; and the State Secretary for Higher Education, Adao Gaspar Ferreira Do Nascimento.

According to Granma news daily, the visit of the Angolan president, which will conclude next Sunday, will contribute to the strengthening of the historic relations of brotherhood and cooperation that exist between Cuba and Angola.

As part of this official visit, both countries will sign a Protocol of Cooperation that will complement the Cooperation Agreement signed by the two governments in 1976.

During his stay on the island, Dos Santos will hold official talks with First Vice President Raul Castro. He will also tour places of historic and cultural interest and will pay homage to the Cuban internationalist soldiers who died in Angola fighting the Apartheid regime.

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