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Prince Charles of Wales highlights ties with Cuba

Havana, March 18 (Prensa Latina) Prince Charles of Wales has highlighted the strengthening of the relations between the United Kingdom and Cuba, as evidenced by the rescue of the MS Braemar cruise passengers a year ago today.

In a message posted on Twitter by the ambassador of that nation in Havana, Antony Stokes, the heir to the British crown expressed his “deep gratitude to the government and the Cuban people for the extraordinary efforts they made to help repatriate the passengers and crew of the cruise ship MS Braemar “.

 “Operation Braemar provides more evidence of the strengthening of the relations between our countries” and “in the United Kingdom we have appreciated such a remarkable humanitarian gesture”, he stated.

Similarly, the prince recalled the visit he made to this capital in March 2019, together with his wife, Duchess Camilla of Cornwall.

Since the end of February 2020, the cruise ship with 682 passengers and 381 crew members, some of them confirmed with Covid-19, requested help from Caribbean countries.

The ship of the British company Fred Olsen was rejected by many countries and remained anchored for a few days off the coast of the Bahamas.

In response to a request from the British government, Cuba allowed the ship to berth, and on 18 March made possible the repatriation of passengers by air.

Havana and the territory of Great Britain have maintained uninterrupted historical ties since 1902.

In recent years, these nations have deepened their political dialogue, with a desire to improve economic relations and cooperation in areas of common interest such as energy, agriculture, health, and education.

On this day, Cuba participated in the 10th UK-Caribbean Virtual Forum as an observer country.


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