Cuba's Foreign Minister, on a four-day visit to Tanzania, has described Uganda's annexation of Tanzanian territory as 'deplorable'.
GV Kilimanjaro Hotel in Dar es Salaam
SCU Cuban Foreign Minister, Isidoro Malmierca, speaking in Spanish with English translation
MALMIERCA: "Our relationship with the Angolan people is to defend their territorial integrity. And if it happens that Angola is the victim of aggression, and her borders are violated, our reaction will be fighting along with the Angolan people. There was an occasion when our government expressed that if the borders of Angola are violated, we consider that a violation of our borders".
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Background: Cuba's Foreign Minister, on a four-day visit to Tanzania, has described Uganda's annexation of Tanzanian territory as 'deplorable'. Senor Isidoro Malmierca told a news conference that it was a 'false' allegation on Uganda's part that Cuban troops fought alongside Tanzanians in the border dispute.
SYNOPSIS: During his news conference at a hotel in Dar es Salaam Senor Malmierca gave details of Cuba's involvement in another African country - Angola.