I really didn’t believe it, the king and queen of Spain came to Cuba to fulfill a busy program.
In 1979, King Juan Carlos and Sofia visited Cuba during the 6th Summit of non-aligned countries. It’s been almost three years since Juan Carlos returned to our country to participate in the activities for the death of Fidel. And more recently Spanish president Pedro Sanchez came.
Relations with Spain, dating from 1902, have been generally favorable. The only exception being when the government of Jose Maria Aznar was about to break relations due to very deep discrepancies.
Today Cuba and Spain are excellent partners in different economic and cultural areas. They are joined by very strong ties of our ancestors. Many Cubans are children or grandchildren of Spaniards who entered our country fleeing war and military service. Many settled here including my father.