UN General Assembly President Thanked Cuba and Fidel Today for Role Played in Liberation of Africa

Posted on June 28, 2010

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Picture above:  One of the greatest contributions that Cuba made in the
liberation of Africa was sending Cuban troops to fight in Angola with
the MPLA. In winning the immensely decisive battle of Cuito Cuanavale,
the Cubans signalled to South Africa that its apartheid policies would
not last much longer.  Three of the Cuban Five unjustly convicted
in the US fought in the battle of Cuito Cuanavale.  AMANDLA!

UN Recognizes Cuba's Role in Liberation of Africa

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 28 (acn) The president of the UN’s General Assembly, Ali
Treki, thanked Cuba and Fidel Castro on Monday for the role played in the
liberation of Africa.
    “We will never forget what Cuba and Fidel did for the African
continent,” said Treki in a meeting with Cuban foreign minister Bruno
Rodriguez Parrila at the headquarters of the Foreign Affairs ministry in
Havana.
    Treki also highlighted the island’s contribution, as member of the
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), to the joint fight against Zionism and for the
nations’ right to self-determination.
    Rodríguez Parrilla told the UN’s leader that multilateralism on
international relations was very important to Cuba and he suggested that
the United Nations exercise its full power, granted by the UN Charter, in
favor of world peace.
    Likewise, the Cuban minister thanked the UN's authority for the
resolutions condemning the 50-year-old economic, commercial and financial
blockade of the United States against Cuba passed by that body.
    Treki began on Monday an official visit to Cuba, during which he will
meet with different government authorities. On Monday afternoon, he will
hold talks with the Cuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura.
    Ali Treki, from Lybia, was appointed as president of the UN's General
Assembly on September 2009, to replace Nicaraguan Miguel D’Escoto.

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