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French President Francois Hollande will travel next May 11 to Cuba, which will be the first official visit by French head of state to Latin American country, said Tuesday the Elysee Palace, seat of the French Presidency.

"The visit of President of the Republic of Cuba on May 11 will be the first movement of a French head of state to that country," said the French presidency said in a statement.

His trip is part of a tour that made the French president for the Caribbean between 8 and 11 May, which will also take him to the French territorial communities of the West Indies.

Hollande chair the May 9 in Martinique a regional summit in preparation for the Paris conference on climate change, to be held later this year.

A day later, the Memorial opened in Guadalupe ACTE, Caribbean central memory expression and human trafficking and slavery.

The French president will close its books in Cuba, although you contacted by Efe, Elysee sources declined to provide more details for the moment about this historic visit.

The news of Hollande's visit comes less than three months after US President Barack Obama, and Cuba, Raul Castro, preached the thaw in relations between Washington and Havana.

Source: El Nuevo Herald

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