Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:22 - Updated Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:22
Culture sector works on Cuito Cuanavale issue
Luanda - The Culture Ministry is working on establishment of Cuito Cuanavale issue and therefore forward it to UNESCO for its inclusion in the World Heritage list, said Monday the incumbent minister, Maria da Piedade de Jesus.
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The Cabinet minister stated so on the sidelines of the meeting with UNESCO aimed to take stock of the 1st Edition of the Luanda Biennial - Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace held in Paris, France.
The minister considered the issues one of the sector's priorities.
According to her, the experts are working on the ground to collect more data that will be included in the process.
The minister also said that the Cuito Cuanavale nomination as World Heritage by UNESCO is backed by Southern African countries for its impact on the abolition of apartheid in South Africa and Namibia's Independence.
As for the meeting with Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, Firmin Edouard Makoto, Maria da Piedade de Jesus said that it was possible to take stock of the results of the Luanda Biennial and to align some actions for the second edition of the event.
In turn, UNESCO official assured the organisation's willingness to support Angolan projects.
On Luanda Biennale, the UNESCO official said it was crucial to improve the second edition, stressing the need to start working as early as possible.
The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale was the turning point in a long-running war in which the young Angolan state had to face the pressures and threats of the great powers and the direct aggression of the military forces they financed, supported and armed.
The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale was fought intermittently between August 14, 1987 and March 23, 1988, south and east of the town of Cuito Cuanavale, Angola, by the People's Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA, the armed wing of the MPLA), backed by Cuba, against South Africa apartheid regime.
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