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Spanish president to visit Cuba in November (+Photo)

Madrid, Oct 17. -The president of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, will go on an official visit to Cuba on November 22nd and 23rd, local media reported.

Sánchez's trip was agreed upon at the meeting he held with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel in New York on September 25th, during their participation in the United Nations General Assembly, EFE news agency reported.

It will be the first official visit to Cuba by a Spanish president since 1986, when his fellow social democrat Felipe Gonzalez visited the Caribbean island, according to the newspaper El País.

“The fact that a Spanish president has not visited Cuba in 30 years where our companies are shows that politics lags behind reality,” Sánchez said at a forum held on September 27th, during his visit to New York.

“What we will do with this official visit is to normalize those relations that we traditionally had in several sectors,” he added before expressing excitement over the trip, which will allegedly “normalize” traditional ties between Spain and Cuba in the economic, social and cultural fields, he noted at the time. (Taken from Prensa Latina)