German Foreign Minister will travel to Cuba this year
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister, today announced his plans to travel to Cuba this year, in what will be the first visit to the island of a German minister in nearly 60 years.
Steinmeier met today in Brussels with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, who invited him to visit the Caribbean country. "I'm glad we talked today and hopefully we can continue this conversation in the coming weeks in Havana," said the German minister, who described as "hopeful" the rapprochement started in December last year between Cuba and the United States. "I hope that distension (...) to be a positive contribution in a world that is currently going through a difficult situation," said the Social Democrat politician.
"In Europe and Germany we are happy that after many decades that phase of stagnation between the US and Cuba has passed. We want to help and support that process, "he added.