Esteban Lazo Hernández,
member of the Central Committee Politburo of the Communist Party
of Cuba and Vice-Chairman of the Council of State met with the
delegation of the African National Congress (ANC) of South
Africa, led by companion Baleka Mbete, the ANC National
The delegation is visiting our country invited by the CPC
Central Committee and has held meetings and exchanges with
leaders of the Party, Government, National Assembly of Popular
Power and the political and mass organizations.
During the fraternal meeting at the Central Committee, Baleka
passed on the greetings of the President of the Republic and the
ANC, Jacob Zuma, to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz and Army
General Raul Castro Ruz and reported amply on South Africa's
preparations for the Centennial the constitution of the ANC to
be held in January 2012.
Issues of interest to both parties were
discussed, and the importance of the 17th World Festival of
Youth and Students to be held shortly in South Africa, dedicated
to Nelson Mandel and Fidel Castro.
The National Coordinator was accompanied by the Hon. Mr. Phatse
Justice Pitso, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa. On
the Cuban side Deputy Head of International Relations Department
of the Central Committee, Oscar Martinez Cordoves, and other