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African diplomats paid honor to the Liberator Simón Bolívar

During the solemn ceremony, the diplomats ratified the ties of brotherhood and cooperation between Venezuela and the 55 countries that make up the African Union.

The Vice Minister for Africa of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs, Yuri Pimentel, and the African Diplomatic Corps accredited in Caracas paid honors, this Friday, to the Liberator Simón Bolívar, in the National Pantheon.

According to a press release from the Foreign Ministry, during the solemn ceremony the diplomats placed a wreath before the sarcophagus of El Libertador and ratified the ties of brotherhood and cooperation between Venezuela and the 55 countries that make up the African Union.

Representing the African Diplomatic Corps based in the country, the ambassadors of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Mohamed Salem Ergueibi, attended the ceremony; Egypt, Kareem Essam El-Din Amin and Algeria, Yacine Hadji; the Charges d'Affaires of Sudan, Wail Abdelgbar; Libya, Ali Omer Ali Mozougi and Nigeria, Badewole Jhonson, and the consul general of Angola, Mario Domingo Simao.

Ambassadors recently appointed by the Bolivarian Government in nations of Mother Africa were also present.

Venezuela's diplomatic relations with the African continent date back more than 70 years, specifically since the first ties were established with Egypt and Ethiopia in 1950.

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