President of the Pan-African parliament gives master lecture at the Cuban National Assembly

The president of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Roger Nkodo Dang, gave this Tuesday a master lecture on the work of this body of the African Union and its main challenges, in the Baragua Hall of the Havana Capitol, the institutional seat of the Cuban legislature.

Nkodo Dang explained to the MPs in attendance that the PAP, based in South Africa, seeks to be a platform for people from all African states to participate in discussions and decision making on the problems and challenges faced by the continent¨ and that it has among its objectives to promote peace, security and stability; to give voice to the African people and the Diaspora, and to cooperate with other similar bodies within and outside the region.

The Cuban side was represented at the meeting, by Ana Maria Mari Machado, vice president of the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP by its Spanish acronym), officials from the ANPP's auxiliary offices, the ministry of foreign affairs and the Cuban friendship institute.

Mari Machado thanked the African states for the support they have given to the Cuban people in the fight against the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the U.S. government has imposed against the island for almost 60 years.

As part of his official visit to Cuba, the head of the Pan-African Parliament plans to visit the Latin American School of Medicine and the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.

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