Luanda, Oct. 8 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuban youth highlighted today the brotherhood ties with Angola, when visiting the Dr. Antonio Agostinho Neto Memorial, where the mortal remains of the distinguished revolutionary and statesman rest.
Arriving at this site means a lot to us is a way of expressing admiration for a man, who gave his life to the struggle for the independence of this nation and defended the best causes of African peoples and the entire world, he told Prensa Latina Yenisey Cruz
For the deputy and second secretary of the Union of Young Communists (UJC), the most moving room is the one that keeps the sarcophagus of Neto, surrounded by floral offerings, including one on behalf of the Cuban people.
It is the first time that I am in Luanda, she replied, and I was very impressed to see the photographs of the first president of Angola with Fidel Castro, as part of the historical memory treasured here, realizing the close ties between Angolans and Cubans.
In the opinion of the secretary of international relations of the UJC, Suniel Sosa, the Memorial also stands out for the evocation of the most difficult moments of the Angolan liberation war, when the Cuban people gave their solidarity hand even on the battlefields.
Both leaders arrived in this capital, invited by the youth organization of the ruling People’s Liberation Movement of Angola, the Jmpla, to attend an upcoming national congress from 10 to 12 this month.
According to the interviewees, in the event of the Jmpla they hope to find a propitious space to expose the current situation of Cuba, under the growing economic, financial and commercial harassment of the United States government.
With the administration of President Donald Trump, the US blockade has become more intense, trying to drown Cubans because of material difficulties, Cruz said.