Prince Charles of Wales and his spouse, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in Havana Sunday afternoon, on a first official visit to Cuba by members of the British royal family. Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Teresita González accompanied them to the José Martí Monument and Memorial in the Plaza de la Revolución.
The visit will include talks with the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and is indicative of the positive relations shared by Cuba and the United Kingdom, first established in 1902, and which both countries are interested in strengthening in all arenas, including energy, agriculture, health, and education.
In 2016, then Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond, made a visit to Cuba, the first conducted by a high-ranking British authority since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.
Likewise, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez made a stop in London during his international tour of November, 2018, and held various meetings, including one with current Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond.
Cuba also recognizes the United Kingdom’s traditional support to the Cuban resolution against the U.S. blockade, presented every year in the United Nations General Assembly, and appreciates the positive role the country has played in the development of a constructive and respectful relationship between Cuba and the European Union.