27 May, 2016 @ 11:03
1 min read

Spain makes first visit to Cuba following normalisation of relations

jose in cuba e


jose in cubaTHE first official visit to Cuba has been undertaken by Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Garcia-Margallo.

It follows the normalisation of relations between the two countries two months ago.

After landing in Havana, Margallo said that the March agreement between Cuba and the EU, the culmination of nearly two years of negotiations, ‘makes us very happy’.

The trip is said to be a review of the bilateral relationship, with Spain hoping to maintain and build on its trade links with the communist state.

Spain is one of the leading investors in Cuba, particularly in its tourism sector, and is already its third largest trading partner after China and Venezuela.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

GOT A STORY? Contact [email protected] or call +34 951 273 575 Twitter: @olivepress

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

mayka kukucova andrew bush
Previous Story

Spanish jury to decide in trial of model accused of murdering her British millionaire boyfriend

Corinne Bailey Rae e
Next Story

Brit popstar Corinne Bailey Rae full of praise for Spain

Latest from Politics

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press