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First Visit by a Spanish Prime Minister to Cuba in 30 years

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7Dnews London

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 21:48 GMT

Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez will begin his official visit to Cuba on Thursday for the first time in 30 years, as Havana sees Europeans as potential allies in the face of Donald Trump, reports Reuters.

The visit of the Spanish Prime Minister, who took office six months ago, will last for two days and on his agenda which will include political, economic and cultural meetings.

The last visit of a Spanish prime minister to Cuba dates back to 1986 with Socialist Felipe Gonzalez.

The Socialist Sanchez seeks to "normalise relations between Spain and Cuba and its stability," according to a Spanish government source.

"It is the beginning of a new phase in relations, not only at the political level, but also in trade and economics," said former Spanish Minister of State for European Affairs Diego Lopez Garrido.


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