Republic of Congo President visits Cuba
- Submitted by: manso
- 09 / 26 / 2011
President Joseph Kabila Begins Official Visit to Cuba. 2011.09.25 - 18:30:45 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Havana, Cuba.- Joseph Kabila Kabange, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), began an official visit to Cuba, where he arrived on Saturday along with his accompanying delegation.
The top dignitary was received at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport by Deputy Foreign Minister Marco Rodriguez.
During his stay on the Caribbean island, the visitor will unveil a bust at the Park of the African National Heroes in honor of his father, Laurent-Desire Kabila, who was the leader of his country and President of the DRC.
He will also pay tribute to Cuba’s National Hero Jose Marti, at the monument located at the capital’s Revolution Square.
Likewise, he will visit the mausoleum to Cuban internationalists at Colon Cemetery, where he will pay homage to those fallen in defense of the homeland and while carrying out internationalist missions in favor of the independence of African countries.
This is the first time that Kabila Kabange visits Havana as head of state since he assumed the presidency in 2001, a position in which he was ratified in 2006.
At present, Cuba and the Democratic Republic of Congo develop their bilateral bonds in a fraternal atmosphere.
The African nation, a member of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, has expressed its vote in favor of the Cuban resolution that demands the end of the unjust economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States on the island.
Located in the central region of the African continent, the DRC achieved its national independence on June 30, 1960.