Cuban Five wind up visit to South Africa

Jul 6, 2015 by

Cuban Five wind up visit to South Africa
Havana, June 3 (acn).- The five antiterrorist fighters and heroes of the Republic of Cuba concluded a 10-day visit to South Africa on Friday and they will now travel to Namibia and later to Angola.
In Angola, three of the five Cubans, Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez, met military internationalist missions.
On Thursday, the Five participated at an International Solidarity Forum in the capital Pretoria, in which they directly thanked people who restlessly struggle for their release from US prisons, where they were incarcerated for over 16 years.
The forum’s final declaration was read by the general secretary of the Friendship-with-Cuba Association in South Africa, Chris Matlhako. The document expresses the association’s determination to keep supporting Cuba in other areas, such as the lifting of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba and the return to Cuba of the territory occupied by the US naval base in Guantanamo province. 
The five Cubans visited South Africa in the context of celebrations for the 60 th anniversary of the proclamation of the Freedom Charter.
During their stay, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez were received by the highest level authorities and corroborated the deep affection by the South African people towards Cuba in the provinces they visited, such as Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape.

Abel González Alayón
Chief-Editor Language Department
Cuban News Agency

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