Because of the historic ties between Ethiopia and Cuba, we were chosen to organize The Night of African Fraternity, which is a cultural exchange with students from different countries of the continent, Consul Natalys Dinza explained to Prensa Latina.
Ethiopian graduates from the educational system of the Cuban Revolution, members of the accredited medical brigade and Cuban residents talked with young people about the cultural heritage of our country, which includes legacies brought from Africa, she said.
They talked, she added, about the African influence in all aspects, from music and dance, among the arts, to the way we speak, the religious syncretism and the dishes of our cuisine.
They also addressed the inhuman economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States for more than 60 years and, above all, about how the Cuban people are resisting the hostility of the U.S. administrations, he said.
Since last September 19, a government committee and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been organizing meetings to help strengthen relations between the peoples of Africa, especially among young people.
In addition to the Cuban embassy, the embassies of 13 African countries and South Korea are also participating in the program.