Namibia and Cuba urged to use historic ties to pursue economic emancipation

Namibia and Cuba urged to use historic ties to pursue economic emancipation
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Namibian Presidency

Namibia and Cuba are urged to use longstanding historic ties to pursue economic emancipation.
President Hage Geingob made the call when he bade farewell to Cuban Ambassador Giraldo Mazola at State House today.
Cuba helped Namibia achieve freedom and independence as its internationalist forces fought side by side with PLAN combatants and Angola's FaPLA soldiers against racist South African troops.
The liberation war reached a turning point in April 1988 during the Battle of Quito Cuanavale in southeastern Angola, commanded by the late revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro.
Geingob said the same vigour and conviction to prevail for economic development between the two countries.
The Head of State praised Cuba for assigning Mazola to Namibia, saying his calibre demonstrated the importance his government attaches to the bilateral ties.
After serving for four years, the diplomat recalled a number of achievements by the two countries such as education and health sector partnerships.
Mazola thanked Geingob and government for initiating and hosting Cuban international solidarity conference against the decade old US-embargo on his country.
The ambassador will return home on18 November.