Cuba in Ethiopia

AU Deputy Chair hosted the Cuban delegation to the 40th anniversary

Addis Ababa.  The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Mr. Kwesi Quartey and his wife Audrey hosted the Cuban delegation to the 40th anniversary.  High AUC official and friends from different countries enjoyed the evening with Cuban and Ghanaian food and music.  

Cuban delegation to the 40th anniversary visited Africa Hall

Addis Ababa.  The Cuban delegation to the 40th anniversary visited the Africa Hall in the UN compound in the capital of Ethiopia.

Mr. Antonio Baio, Project Manager of the Renovation of the Africa Hall explained the highlighted the importance of the Hall as the cradle of the Organization of the African Unity.

The Africa Hall will be revamped by 2021.

Meeting among former prisoners in Somalia during the Ethio-Somali war

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.

Cuban delegation to the 40th anniversary attended a photo exhibition opening

Addis Ababa.  A photo exhibition was inaugurated in the Addis Ababa Museum on the experiences of the then young Ethiopians that travelled to Cuba since 1978 as part of the bilateral educational program.

One of the images remember the visit of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro to the schools of the Ethiopian students in the Isle of Youth.

During the event, the Cuban Colonel Orlando Cardoso Villavicencio launched his book "Reto a la soledad" where he remembered his years of imprisonment in Somalia during and after the Ethio-Somali war.

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