Cape Verde has maintained relations with Cuba since the proclamation of our independence, a struggle in which Cuba offered important support, noted Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of this African republic, upon arrival to Havana’s José Martí International Airport, December 14.
The President expressed his hope for the development and continuation of new forms of cooperation given the many common ties between the two countries.
He also noted that “this is above all a political visit in order to strengthen ties of friendship between Cubans and Cape Verdeans.”
Almeida Fonseca, on an official visit to the country until December 18, was received by Ana Teresita González Fraga, deputy minister of Foreign Relations.
During his stay Jorge Carlos de Al mei da Fonseca will hold official conversations with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, among other activities.
The aim of this visit is to strengthen ties between Cuba and Cape Verde, and is taking place within the context of the 40th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations, after the archipelago, located in the Atlantic Ocean, won its independence from Portugal on July 5, 1975.