HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 16 (ACN) Angel Villa, Cuban ambassador to the African Union (AU), attended today the virtual cycle of the African diaspora named the Sixth Region, as part of an online event of the political body that brings together the member states of the third largest continent in the world.
At the meeting, it was recognized the active role of the Cuban embassy in Ethiopia to connect the Association of African Students in Cuba with the office of Aya Chebbi, AU Special Envoy on Youth and host of the virtual meeting, according to the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
The young Africans in the diaspora and the ambassadors highlighted the need for youth to be a protagonist in the elimination of armed conflicts in Africa and other problems such as illiteracy, poverty and hunger.
Dr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the UN General Assembly, participated as a speaker in the meeting.
The diaspora was named the Sixth Region in 2003 in order to promoting the participation of people of African origin living outside the continent.