Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornualles Arrive in Cuba
Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Teresita Gonzalez received their royalties at the International Airport Jose Marti, first official visit made by members of the British royal family to Cuba. The four-day program includes the laying of a wreath this afternoon at the monument of the National Hero Jose Marti in the Revolution Square. Tomorrow they will be officially receivesd by the Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel at the Palace of the Revolution, as well as a tour of the historic center of Havana, declared in 1982 Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The agenda of Charles and Camila, who will end their visit Wednesday afternoon, also includes their visit to the Mariel Special Development Zone, where they will be present at the beginning of the construction of a photovoltaic park which has British support. They will also dialogue with businesspeople of the private sector and members of a club of classic British automobiles, they will tour community and art centers and will be informed of actions in Cuba to develop urban agriculture, combat domestic violence, the preservation of the environment and restoration of Cuban heritage. Although the heir to the throne of the United Kingdomn and his wife are not on a government visit, their arruival is considered both by London and Havana an occasion to tighten bilateral links, boosted by the presence here in 2016 of the then Secretary of State for Foreign Relations, Philip Hammond (present minister of the Exchequer) and the recent visit transit visit to the European country of Cuban president Diaz-Canel. The members of the Royal family arrived to the Greater of the Antilles as part of a tour of the Caribbean that included previously Barbados, St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Christopher and Nevis and the Cayman Islands.