HAVANA (AFP) - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez guaranteed on Friday (Nov 23) to keep putting resources into Cuba on the second day of his noteworthy visit to the island country, the first by a Spanish pioneer in 32 years. 

Talking at a gathering of 200 Spanish and Cuban organizations, including Spanish media communications goliath Telefonica and carrier Iberia, Sanchez said his nation was "the island's primary European accomplice, representing 40 percent of the market". 

"The Spanish government will keep putting resources into Cuba," he stated, while vowing to discover "an answer for the issue of defaults" looked by Spanish organizations on the island. 

With exchange worth US$1.3 billion (S$1.7 billion) in 2017, Spain is Cuba's third biggest exchanging accomplice after China and Venezuela. 

The island country is looking for nearer ties with the European Union as its associations with the United States and Brazil harsh on the back of the races of preservationist pioneers President Donald Trump and president-elect Jair Bolsonaro. 

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Twitter that "the connection among Cuba and Spain is reinforcing," and included that his gathering with Sanchez on Thursday had been "cordial." 

The two nations' pioneers have marked accords to set up reciprocal meetings and social participation. 

Cuba has been severely hit by the financial emergency in its communist partner Venezuela, its essential wellspring of fuel. 

In the mean time, a spat with Brazil over a medicinal guide program that has seen a large number of Cuban specialists make a beeline for the South American nation to work could cost Havana $400 million in incomes, as indicated by a conciliatory source. 

Cuba need money and in February will embrace another constitution that ought to encourage outside venture. 

In Madrid, government representative Isabel Celaa told correspondents the visit was "point of fact a standout amongst the most imperative excursions taken by the executive," and depicted Spain as a "connect" in Cuba-EU relations. 

She said the two pioneers likewise talked finally about environmental change and sustainable power source with a view to advancing interest in Cuba. 

Concerning the prickly issue of human rights, Celaa said they consented to make a two-sided commission that would meet consistently.
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