08/26/13- Prensa Latina (Habana) - South Africa Praises Friendship with Cuba
Johannesburg, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) South Africa praised today his close
friendship with Cuba, on the occasion to celebrate the 60th anniversary of
the Attack on Moncada Garrison, with an activity full of colorful,
emotions, and solidarity.
A demonstration of the excellent state of bilateral ties supported to end
the blockade imposed by Washington to Cuba, and the release of the
anti-terrorist fighters unjustly held in the United States, was highlighted
by ambassador Carlos Fernandez de Cosio.
The head of the Cuban diplomatic mission in South Africa was responsible
for the closing words of the political segment of the ceremony, held in
Johannesburg's Brammfontein recreational center in front of more than 200
However, far from formalities and protocols, the meeting was marked by the
legacy of the South African people to consider all issues of life with
songs and dances. This time, with the overflowing joy the event deserved.
The evocation to the action that opened the way to the triumph of the Cuban
Revolution, the psychological and media warfare of many US administrations,
and the collaboration in health and education of the Caribbean island in
the world, dominated the speeches.
Under the auspices of FOCUS (Friends of Cuba Society), trade unions and
social organizations, a group of South African representatives chatted with
diplomats from the Island in South Africa, doctors and aid workers in the
field of construction.
Boti Manamela, general secretary of the Communist Youth League of the
southern nation, Venezuela's ambassador here, Mairin Moreno, and figures of
the African National Congress (ANC, of government), participated among the
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