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Saturday, June 30, 2012
Angola Demands End of US Blockade of Cuba
Havana, Cuba, Jun 30.- During talks in Luanda with Cuban Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon, his host Joao Manuel Gonzalves Loureano, acting speaker of Angola’s Legislative Assembly reiterated his government’s support of the island against the over-50-year economic blockade of the Caribbean island.
The Angolan lawmaker also favored the expansion of current bilateral cooperation relations between Luanda and Havana and underscored the role of Cuban workers currently offering their services in the fields of healthcare, education and construction, according to a report by Prensa Latina news agency.
Meanwhile, the Cuban Parliament president expressed his country’s appreciation for Angola’s support of the island against the US’s hostile Cuba policy and in favor of the release of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in the United States since 1998.
The Cuban delegation, which looks forwards to strengthening bilateral relations with the African nation, was received on Thursday by the governor of Luanda Bento Joaquim Francisco Bento. (RHC).