Cuban Vice President Tours Africa, Heads for African Diaspora Summit

Havana, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo is touring several African countries with the interest of expanding relations with the continent and ahead of the May 23rd-25th Summit of African Diaspora in the Sandton Convention Center of Johannesburg.

Lazo started this journey with an official visit to the D. R. of Congo, where he met Friday with President Joseph Kabila, whom he conveyed greetings from President Raul Castro, reaffirming Cuba’s interest to improve bilateral relations.

President Kabila, meanwhile, recalled his September 2011 visit to Cuba and sent greetings to his Cuban counterpart.

Vice President Lazo will also pay official visit to Mozambique, and will represent Cuba, together with heads of State and Government of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and elsewhere, and at the Global African Diaspora Summit in Johannesburg, to run under the slogan “Towards the Realisation of a United and Integrated Africa and its Diaspora”.

The official program schedules a Senior Official Meeting on May 23rd, a Ministerial Meeting on the 24th and the Summit on the 25th.

Africa has been for centuries fighting disunity, poverty, unemployment, crime and other socioeconomic setbacks which are usually linked to its descendants everywhere while further nurturing for centuries the myth that the roots of Africa are wars and despotic leaders.

Therefore, the Summit will push for change in global attitude through an agenda serving democracy, good governance and advancement while expanding the Black Continent’s rich traditions through its diaspora.

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