Secretary General of the Workers' Central Union of Cuba visited Namibia

The Secretary General of the Workers' Central Union of Cuba, Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, made a working visit to Namibia after his first stop in Angola on a journey that will take him to Durban, South Africa to participate in the XVII Congress of the WFTU.

NAMIBIA, October 4, 2016. The Secretary General of the Workers' Central Union of Cuba, Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, made a working visit to Namibia after his first stop in Angola on a journey that will take him to Durban, South Africa to participate in the XVII Congress of the WFTU.

The delegation that included Dr. Raymundo Navarro, Head of International Relations Department, remained in Windhoek from 2 to 4 October and on arrival at the capital was received by the President and the Secretary General of the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW), Ismael Kasuto and Job Muniaro, by Giraldo Mazola Cuban ambassador to Namibia and members of the Cuban diplomatic mission.

In his brief stay in Namibia, said Guilarte held working meetings with his counterparts and leaders of the different unions affiliated to the league. As part of these meetings, the Secretary General of the CTC conveyed a detailed explanation of the current situation in Cuba and especially of the Cuban trade union movement, while their counterparts emphasized the need for the two movements to have closer relations.

Namibians union leaders confirmed their full support to the Cuban people and especially strongly rejected the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba by the United States.

The also member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba held a fraternal meeting with the Secretary General of the SWAPO Party in which the two leaders reviewed the various activities of cooperation and exchanged on current affairs of the two parties.

As part of the program, the visiting delegation toured the grounds of the textile factory "Dinapama" in which the Secretary was able to observe the excellent working conditions that prevail there and exchanged pleasantly with their workers.

Guilarte and his delegation also talked with members of the different Cuban cooperation sectors working in the capital and presided over a cocktail offered by the Cuban embassy.

NBC television carried an extensive report that included a wide interview with the Cuban visitor.

 (Cubaminrex - EmbaCuba Namibia)