HELENA — Miguel Fraga, first secretary at the embassy of Cuba, will speak at the Holter Museum in Helena on Wednesday on “A look to U.S.-Cuban relations: Past, present and desired future.”
His speech will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
“Just as there is major interest in Cuba, Cuba is interested in learning more about the United States, and Montana,” he said.
He said his trip is to exchange ideas about the relations between Cuba and the United States.
The event, at 7 p.m. at the Holter Museum, 12 E. Lawrence St. is hosted in part by Cuba Connections, a nonprofit started by Helena resident and Cuban-American, Jorge Quintana.
The event is free, but donations are encouraged, organizers said.
Quintana said he hopes the speech will help build a shared understanding between Cuba and Montana.
“As a Cuban-American, it is my hope that visits such as Mr. Fraga’s, can bridge the divide and improve the understanding between our peoples,” said Quintana, who has family in Cuba.
Fraga is speaking in partnership with Cuba Connections and the Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education at Carroll College.
He has served as first secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C. since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations in 2015.
Fraga will also speak at Montana State University on Tuesday, and while in Helena he will meet with academic, civic and civil leaders.
Staff Reporters, Great Falls Tribune
February 20, 2017