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Spanish king meets with Cuban president in Havana

Spanish King Felipe VI and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met on Tuesday at the start of the first modern state visit to Cuba by a member of the royal family that once ruled the Caribbean island.

The king and Queen Letizia began their official activities by offering a wreath at a monument to Jose Marti, a hero of Cuba’s 19th century fight for independence from Spain.

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The king and president signed an agreement whose details were not immediately disclosed, AP reported.

The trip has sparked criticism from right-wing politicians in Spain and inspired critical opinion pieces in conservative-leaning newspapers over a trip seen as a step forward for normal relations between Spain and its former colony.