Addis Abeba. The Mayor of Addis Ababa (capital of Ethiopia), His Excellency Mr. Diriba Kuma, received the Ambassador of Cuba in Ethiopia, Vilma Thomas at the headquarters of the Municipality. The Cuban Embassy and the Office of the Mayor have a working relationship and the meeting served to promote new ways of exchange between the two parties.
The Mayor´s Office co-sponsored the recent homage to Fidel Castro organized by the Embassy of Cuba in Addis Abeba. They also support the maintenance of the Cuba-Ethiopia Friendship Park devoted to pay tribute to the 163 Cubans fallen during the internationalist mission iniciated 40 years ago.
Addis Abeba is well-known as the Capital of Africa because is the venue of the African Union and of the UN Economic Commission for Africa.