The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba has invited the National Leadership of Nigeria’s governing All Progressives Congress, APC, to visit the Latin American nation.
The invitation was conveyed by the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carlos Trejo Sosa, on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to the APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
The Cuban Ambassador submitted to the APC National Chairman the letter of invitation signed by the Head of the International Relations Department, Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, Jose Cabrera.
“On behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, we would like to express to you the most heartfelt expressions of friendship and solidarity of the Cuban people towards the Nigerian people and the political force that you preside over.
“We are confident that under the leadership of the All Progressive Congress, the existing historical links between our two peoples will continue to strengthen.
“We take up this opportunity to invite you to visit our country leading a delegation of your party. Your visit will be an excellent occasion to exchange opinions of mutual interest,” the letter read.
During the visit, the Cuban Ambassador identified technology transfer and healthcare, particularly preventive medicine, as areas the Republic of Cuba was willing to partner with Nigeria.
The Cuban Ambassador said the invitation coincided with 30 days festivities to celebrate the abolition of slave trade in the country.
In response, the APC National Chairman hailed the good and long-standing relationship between Nigeria and the Republic of Cuba. He also thanked the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba for the invitation extended to the APC leadership to visit the Republic of Cuba.