Luanda – Angolan experts on march 19 analysed the historical importance of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, on the occasion of the upcoming celebration of the Liberation Day of Southern Africa.
Members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the country, academics, researchers, deputies to the National Assembly, high-ranking military personnel and officials from different organizations participated in the meeting, which was attended by Angolan Foreign Minister Téte António.
Based at the Venâncio de Moura Diplomatic Academy, in the province of Luanda, the meeting also allowed Internet users to access through the Zoom platform.
The regional anniversary is pursuant to an agreement of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), adopted in August 2018 during a Summit in Windhoek, Republic of Namibia.
The SADC decision evokes the victory of March 23, 1988 in Cuito Cuanavale in Southern Angola against external invaders and their allies.
That triumph, with the participation of Cuban internationalist fighters, constituted a crucial element for the end of apartheid in South Africa and the subsequent Independence of Namibia on March 21, 1990. – Radio Cadena Agramonte