Cuba and Spain sign cooperation agreements

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Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón (L) with Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez

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.

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  1. The Spanish seem not to care that Cuban controlled and instructed Maduro of Venezuela has been funding the breakaway Catalan movement in Spain via a Saint Vincent and the Grenadines bank.

    The Cubans have been training Catalan young people in urban warfare.

    Maduro recently said of Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez: “He’s a fraud, he hasn’t been elected by anyone.” Not for the first time, Maduro claimed that Sánchez should be calling elections in Spain, as he has never been elected by the people. The Spanish Socialist leader came to power last year after his predecessor, Mariano Rajoy lost a confidence vote proposed by Sánchez in parliament.

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