Giza celebrates Argentine liberator with Latin American ambassadors

19-08-2018 09:17 PM

Riham al-Zahhar


Giza Governor, Major General Mohamed Kamal al-Dali,, has taken part in a celebration of the national hero of Latin America, José de San Martín. Argentina marks the anniversary of the death of San Martín on 17 August.

Governor Dali joined the ambassadors of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Cuba, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, and Panama, as well as representative and military attachés, in placing a bunch of flowers at the foot of the statue of General San Martín in the Giza district of Doqqi.

The Governor said that Giza, the land of the pharaohs and the pyramids, was happy to celebrate a figure so closely connected with the independence of Latin American countries.

Argentina’s Ambassador to Cairo, Eduardo Antonio Varela, spoke of San Martín as a champion who sought to achieve liberation for Latin America from foreign occupiers, and was able to do so. He said that despite the geographical and historical distance between Egypt and Argentina, they share many common values such as freedom and working on the progress and advancement of their peoples.

The ambassadors of Latin America thanked Governor Dali for accepting their invitation to join in their celebration of San Martín.

José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras (25 February 1778 – 17 August 1850), known as José de San Martín, El Libertador of Argentina, Chile and Peru, was an Argentine general and prime leader of the southern and central parts of South America’s successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire. He is also known as Protector of Peru.

Watani International

19 August 2018

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