Spain Wants to Accompany Cuba in Its Transformations, Sanchez Says

Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchez, said on Friday in Havana that his country wants to accompany Cuba in its socio-economic transformations.

In statements to reporters on the closing day of his two-day official visit, the Spanish president mentioned the economic changes that drives Cuba and its constitutional reform.

Spain seeks to play an active role in this scenario, as long as local authorities consider it, he said.

Sanchez thanked President Miguel Diaz-Canel for the welcome he received in Cuba and highlighted the results of his stay, including the signing of memorandums of understanding to strengthen political and cultural ties, as well as a business forum held at the Hotel Iberostar Grand Packard.

In his opinion, his official visit to Cuba brings an end to what he called an ‘anomaly’, alluding to 32 years without a visit by a Spaish president, since Felipe Gonzalez visited Havana in 1986.

Our citizens deserve that relations between both governments are more intense, the best possible, hence the goal of normalizing political ties, he insisted.

According to Sanchez, Madrid expects this to be the first of many official visits to Cuba by its officials and a preview of the trip, next year, of the Spanish monarchs, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Havana.

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