Addis Ababa, October 2018. An emotional meeting took place at the Embassy of Cuba between the Cuban Colonel Orlando Cardoso Villavicencio, Hero of the Republic of Cuba --former prisoner in Somalia-- and a group of 50 Ethiopians who shared same period in the Somali prisons. In attendace the Hero of the Republic of Cuba and one of the Cuban Five, Fernando González Llort.
Both parties refrerred the spirit of mutual solidarity and comradeship experienced during those difficult moments.
The Ethiopian Veteran Asociation extended an invitation to Cardoso Villavicencio to become member of their organization which was accepted.