Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, does not believe that the current hostile attitude of the United States toward Cuba can last forever, and believes that they can find the “will” and “points of contact” to move forward from a position of respect.
The president was meeting with some of the Cuban artists who participated in the Festival of Cuban Arts that was held in Washington D.C. this month, and said that art can build bridged between the two countries.
“I don't believe that the current position will be eternal, and things like what you have accomplished in Washington... can open the way,” he said, praising the artists' talent and commitment.
“You showed that we can live together in peace despite our differences.”
Lamenting that the administration of Donald Trump has attempted to “roll back the process of recovery with which we wanted to normalize relations,” the recently inaugurated president said that there still remain “points of contact.”
“If there is the will, respect, and equality, we can continue back on that construction.
From May 8-20, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. hosted the largest-ever Cuban arts festival in the United States. The occasion featured around 400 artists ranging from musicians, dancers, actors, filmmakers, fashion, design and cooking.