“I am not happy with Guinea-Bissau’s situation” – Pedro Pires

Praia, Nov 8 (Inforpress) – Former Cabo Verdean President Pedro Pires said he is not happy with Guinea-Bissau’s current situation, but “worried, uneasy, bored but optimistic” about resolving the situation.

Pedro Pires spoke to journalists on the sidelines of the tribute session to the poet and Freedom of the Fatherland Combatant, Ovídio Martins, organized by the Cabo Verdean Academy of Letter (ACL) and the Amílcar Cabral Foundation, in Praia.

About Ovídio Martins, the president of the Amílcar Cabral Foundation recalled that he resisted the persecution in Portugal and he had links with the combatants, PAIGC, Amílcar Cabral and his companions.

“Sometimes indirectly, but I kept those connections. It also supported the young people in becoming aware of the need to fight for our liberation, the need to fight for the establishment of our sovereign State,” he added. Pedro Pires also said that Ovídio Martins has made poetry a weapon of combat and, therefore, “all his poetry is inserted in combat, denunciation, refusal and the need to change things.”



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