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Communist Party of Cuba congratulates SWAPO on its 60th anniversary

Party ComunistIn a message bearing “the most sincere congratulations,” the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba congratulated the People’s Organization of Southwest Africa (SWAPO), on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its foundation.

The missive recalls “the sacrifice of thousands of African and Cuban heroes and martyrs,” as a fundamental element in the forging of relations between the two parties – above all in the joint struggle to preserve Angola’s independence, contribute to achieving that of Namibia, and defeating “the segregationist, racist system of apartheid in South Africa,” in which Cubans and Namibians fought alongside combatants of the Popular Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola and the African National Congress.

Included was a special, fraternal greeting to comrade Sam Nujoma, historical leader and founding father of SWAPO and the nation of Namibia, a “close, loyal friend of Fidel, Raúl and the Revolution; defender, with his government, of solidarity with the people of Cuba in their struggle against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States.

The text emphasizes the friendship and cooperation shared by Cuba and Namibia, evident in the more than 4,300 Cuban collaborators who have served in different sectors within the African country, and in the 1,350 young Namibians who have studied or are studying in our country; while reaffirming the intention to continue honoring the historic ties “between our two parties and peoples.”

(Source: Granma)

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