HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuba and Spain signed two memorandums of understanding on Thursday in Havana, in the presence of Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, president of Cuba, and Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, prime minister of Spain.
According to press reports, one of the agreements is to establish bilateral consultations within the constitutional framework of both nations, to broaden ties and lay the groundwork for the treatment of issues of interest.
The other aims to stimulate cooperation in the cultural field, and that there is a greater presence of the culture of Cuba in Spain and vice versa.
The European leader’s agenda began with a tribute at the José Martí Memorial, where he placed a floral offering and observed a moment of silence.
Friday’s program included a tour of Old Havana and the inauguration of a display of Spanish architecture.
With his arrival in Cuba, Pérez-Castejón fulfilled the invitation made by Díaz-Canel, during his meeting at the United Nations last September, and it is the first time that a Spanish prime minister has made an official visit to Cuba in the last three decades.
Spain is currently Cuba’s third largest trading partner and the main one in Europe, and since 1902 both countries have maintained uninterrupted diplomatic relations, influenced by existing historical, cultural and commercial ties.