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Zimbabwean Foreign Minister reiterates rejection to the blockade against Cuba

ZIMBABWE, November 26th, 2015.- Zimbabwe Foreign Minister Simbarashe Munbengegwi reiterated its rejection of the blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba and said that Cuba has been an example of resistance to the government and people of Zimbabwe.

Responding to questions from a group of journalists from the Cuban written press, radio and television visiting Zimbabwe, the Minister stressed the strength of relations between the two countries dating back to pre-independence period as Cuba has always been in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe, first training more than three thousand professionals in the field of education and then creating the Medical Cooperation Program between the two countries.

Recalling that this year marks thirty-five years of diplomatic relations  he stated that Cuba was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations and open an embassy in independent Zimbabwe.

He praised the political ties between the two countries and the good relations between the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe as well as the cooperation and coincidence that has always existed on the major issues in the international arena.

In his statement, the Minister also welcomed the release of the five Cuban heroes whom he met when they visited South Africa earlier this year.. (Cubavsbloqueo/ Embacuba Zimbabwe)