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Cuba is an example of universal culture, said South African Culture Minister Lulana Xingwana upon her arrival in Havana last December 9 at the invitation of Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto.

The top government South African official is scheduled to visit the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) and other cultural institutions.

This is my second visit to Cuba; I first came as Minister of Energy said Lulana Xingwana and she added that her visit is particularly aimed at further strengthening friendship relations between both countries and their culture ministries.

The South African minister is heading a delegation of craftsmen and government officials. “We are going to visit the Cuban Film Institute, the International Arts Fair (FIART-2009) and the Old Section of Havana,” she said to ACN agency news.

Xingwana also announced a general rehearsal next December 11 of the inauguration ceremony of the World Soccer Cup, which will take place next year. The ceremony will count of representatives of all African cultures and Cuba will also have a place in it.

Cuba’s deputy Culture minister Fernando Rojas and other officials welcomed the South African minister who will stay in Cuba until December 12.


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