Santiago de Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The frigate HMCS Charlottetown of the Royal Navy of Canada arrived in the eastern port of Santiago de Cuba on Monday, as a show of rapprochement between the two countries.
Coming from the province of Nova Scotia, in Canada, sailors and officers were welcomed by Colonel Ricardo Rodríguez, chief of staff of the Santiago Military Region, and Canadian Ambassador to Cuba Patrick Parisot.
At the headquarters of the government of Santiago de Cuba, the visitors met with Captain Isidro Montero, head of the Revolutionary Navy in the Eastern Army, and authorities from the People’s Power Provincial Assembly.
Later, they laid a wreath at the monument of Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, in the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia.
All 200 crew members will stay in Santiago de Cuba until May 4 and will visit sites of historic and social interest.
This is the first time that one of the 12 frigates of the Royal Navy of Canada visits the port of Santiago de Cuba.