Zambia, June 5, 2017. Zambia was present at the 5th Continental Conference of Solidarity with Cuba, which was held in Windhoek, Namibia, from 5 to 7 June 2017.
The delegation of Zambia was led by Cristina Catalá Quintana, the main organizer of the Solidarity Movement with Cuba in the Copperbelt Province; and comprised by Malele Chuundu, President of the Zambia-Cuba Friendship Association based in Lusaka; and Yudenia Ramos Catalá, member of the solidarity movement at Copperbelt.
Cristina Catala and Malele Chuundu in their respective interventions in the plenary called for a redoubling of solidarity with Cuba and the fight against the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States and the call for the return of the territory of Guantanamo illegally occupied.
Under the motto, Intensifying Solidarity and continuing the legacy of Fidel and Che, this event brought together over a hundred delegates from around 26 countries who debated their relations with the island and how to strengthen solidarity. The conference was inaugurated by the Namibian president, Hage Geingob; And by the Cuban side was presided over by Hero Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), who along with Commander Víctor Dreke, Che's comrade in the Congo guerrilla, and other members, make up the 20 representatives from the Caribbean island.