The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, addressed members of Cuba’s civil society during a speech at the Alicia Alonso Grand Theatre of Havana, as part of the activities on the final day of his official visit to the island, the first by a serving U.S. president in 88 years.
The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Raúl Castro Ruz, and the Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso, attended the speech. Also present were the First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel; Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, and other government officials.
During his visit to Cuba – which began on Sunday – Obama toured sites in Old Havana, paid tribute to Cuban national hero José Martí at the memorial in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, held official talks with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, and participated in the Cuba-U.S. Business Forum, with the participation of U.S. businesspeople and Cuban representatives of both the state and non-state sector, among other activities.
This afternoon, President Obama will attend a baseball game between the U.S. Major Leagues team Tampa Bay Rays, and a Cuban national team, in the Estadio Latinoamericano, in Havana.
Obama will travel from Cuba to Argentina later today, where, according to a report from the EFE agency, he will meet with his counterpart Mauricio Macri.