The Government of Pedro Sanchez informed this Sunday of the visit to Spain of the Deputy Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Marcelino Medina, who met last Friday with the Spanish Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell.
The Executive, who did not announce the official trip of the Cuban leader, has informed the meeting five days after it became known that Sanchez will travel to Cuba on the 22nd and 23rd of November.
His visit will be the first one made by a Spanish chief executive in 32 years, since Felipe González did it in 1986. José María Aznar and Reyes Juan Carlos and Sofía visited Havana in 1999, on the occasion of an Ibero-American Summit, but not on an official trip.
According to Sánchez, the trip will mean "normalizing" politics to the "traditional relations" that Spain and Cuba have in the economic, social and cultural fields. In fact, he acknowledged his excitement at the prospect of the visit and stated that his intention is to strengthen collaboration with Cuba in the medium term.
To date, the only detail agreed with the Cuban authorities on this visit is the date, Europa Press sources tell the Executive. The agenda and the content of the trip are still pending, so it is unknown at this time if Sanchez will manage to have a meeting with representatives of the dissidence, as did US President Barack Obama during his historic visit to the island in March. of 2016.
POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS PERIODICALLY BETWEEN BOTH COUNTRIES
The head of Spanish diplomacy pointed a day after announcing the visit that there was no decision on whether there will be meetings with members of the dissidence, but said that "it has to be a complete visit, that takes into account all aspects of reality Cuban
During his visit, the Cuban vice minister held a meeting Friday with Borrell and also with the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean, in which matters of common interest were discussed.
In two separate meetings, the numerous areas of bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries were discussed and the will was expressed to expand and strengthen them in order to hold regular political consultations in the future.