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Raúl recives Maria Eugénia Neto

Raul recibe Marioa EugeniaArmy General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received Maria Eugénia Neto, widow of the first president of the People’s Republic of Angola, Agostinho Neto, this Thursday, May 25.

During the friendly meeting, which coincided with the celebration of Africa Day, the two recalled the close bonds of friendship between the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz and President Agostinho Neto, and exchanged views on the ties that unite both nations. Raúl reaffirmed the commitment and affectionate sentiment of Cuba toward the Angolan people.

Maria Eugénia Neto expressed her gratitude for the posthumous awarding of the Mehdi ben Barka Solidarity Order by the Organization of Solidarity with the Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL) to her late husband Agostinho Neto.

The distinguished visitor was accompanied by her daughter Irene Alexandra da Silva Neto, a deputy to the National Assembly of the Republic of Angola.


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