Prince Charles on Sunday (local time), arrived for a working visit to Cuba. He is the first member of the British royal house ever that an official state visit to the communist island.
The British crown prince and his wife Camilla traveled to Cuba as part of a large tour various destinations in the Caribbean.
In the Cuban capital Havana, began to Charles his visit with the laying of a wreath at the herdenkingsteken of José, Marí, a well-known onafhankelijkheidsstrijder.
The seventy years of British crown prince will on Monday dine with the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel. There are various visits and projects in the program, including attending a British oldtimershow.
According to the British government, the aim of the visit of Charles and Camilla to the commercial, cultural and political ties. The royal couple will also be different (former) British colonies to visit.
The visit of Charles to Cuba can also be seen as an attempt to other trading partners to find, because the United Kingdom is soon the European Union will leave.
Prince Charles and Camilla in conversation with the Cuban minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Teresita Gonzalez. ()
Cuba by the U.S. trade embargo imposed
The official nature of the visit of the prince of Wales is remarkable, since the United States, the main ally of the United Kingdom, under the American president Donald Trump, Cuba economically is trying to isolate by the imposition of strict trade embargoes.
Under Trumps predecessor Barack Obama, the ties between the US and Cuba are actually cited, after decades of mutual animosity.