Namibia, August 13th, 2021- As is tradition, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro was honored, on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of his birth, on the street that bears his name, located in the center of Windhoek, capital of Namibia.
In the emotional act, developed in strict vigilance of sanitary regulations, the Ambassador of Cuba, Sidenio Acosta Aday, the Ambassador of Venezuela, Omar Barretorán Paredes, officials from diplomatic missions, Cuban experts and members of the Namibia - Cuba Friendship Association (NAMCUFA) participated.
Both Ambassadors laid a wreath, in memory of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, in the place where Fidel Castro Street begins. On his side, Ambassador Acosta extolled the legacy of the Commander in Chief.
The Cuban Ambassador invited those present to continue honoring the memory of Fidel, through the daily work for Cuba and Namibia. In the same way, he called for the defense of the sovereignty and independence of Cuba, in a context marked by the increase of the imperialist aggressions against the Caribbean nation.
The Cuban representative also made statements to the national radio and television network NBC, where he recalled Fidel's role in the struggle for the liberation of several African countries and other nations of the so called Third World.
On his part, Ignatius Mwanyekange, a member of NAMCUFA and a survivor of the Cassinga Massacre, evoked his arrival on the Isle of Youth in 1978, along with other Namibian children, also affected by that genocidal act. Likewise, he affirmed that there is a debt of gratitude to Cuba and Fidel for having received them. Those young Namibians arrived on the Isle at the initiative of the Commander in Chief.
Fidel Castro Street begins in the center of the city of Windhoek. In its journey of about two kilometers, it crosses Independence Aveneu, the main artery of the capital city. In the surroundings of Fidel Castro Street are the offices of the Vice President and the Prime Minister of the Republic, the headquarters of both parliamentary chambers, the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation and the Museum of Independence.