8th Cuban Communist Party Congress on Africa relations

Havana, April 19, 2021. The eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba that hold from April 16 to 19 at the Havana Convention Center dedicated a paragraph of the international part in its Central Report, to its relations with Africa.

Cuba maintains diplomatic relations with the 55 member states of the African Union and has forged active cooperative ties with most of them.

Ghana was the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, while Algeria became the first destination for Cuban civil collaboration in 1963.

More than 32,000 Africans have graduated from educational centers in Cuba, while tens of thousands of Cuban workers have provided their services in Africa in sectors such as health, education, sports, construction, water, culture, among many others.

Currently, thousands of young Africans study in Cuba from most of the nations of that sister continent.

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