Chairperson of the African Union Commission acknowledges the role of Cuba in Africa

Addis Ababa, May 5 , 2021.  The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, received the Ambassadors of the member States of the Latin America and Caribbean Community (CELAC) accredited to the AU.

During the exchangb of views, the African leader acknowledges the role of Cuba in Africa whose "sons gave their blood in faraway countries of their geographic area".  He also expressed appreciation to the several medical brigades from Cuba fighting COVID-19 in African nations.

The Cuban Ambassador to the African Union expressed during the meeting the appreciation of Cuba to the AU for its calls to the end of the US blockade on Cuba trough the Resolutions adopted in the annual Assemblies of the organization.  The Cuban diplomat indicated that on June 23, 2021, Cuba will present at the UNGA a new Draft Resolution on this matter and is expected --as traditional--, that all the 54 African UN member States support the text.

CELAC and the African Union are llorkin at the reinforcement of their exchanges in aspects of mutual interest, taking advantage of the AU theme of the year 2021 dedicated to the arts, culture and heritage.

The meeting took place in the AU headquarters, precisely during Africa Month, when it will be celebrated Africa Day on May 25  


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