The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, stated on Africa Day that this continent can always count on the island.
The president tweeted saying that the Spanish brought from Africa the ancestors of the current generations of Cubans, who returned in tens of thousands, voluntarily, to fight for the independence of African countries.
'Together we shed the shared blood; together we face the challenge of development,' wrote Díaz-Canel. 'Cuba has brought solidarity and brotherhood to a continent where empires have only brought contempt, wars and looting.'
Esteemed President Ilham Aliyev,
Distinguished Heads of State and Government,
I thank Azerbaijan, the Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement, for calling to this meeting to exchange on the urgent and needed efforts which allow us to face COVID-19.
I avail myself of this occasion to congratulate Uganda, which shall assume the NAM Chairmanship in the year of 2022. While assuring it Cuba´s full support, we wish Uganda success in the performance of such duty.