Poland offers to cooperate with Cuba to restore monuments

Poland,CubaHAVANA, June 7th “Poland is interested in cooperating with the authorities of Cuba and its institutions in the field of renovation and revitalisation of monuments,” Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said during a meeting with Eusebio Leal, director of the restoration programme of Old Havana.

On the last day of his visit to Cuba on Tuesday, Waszczykowski discussed the development of cultural cooperation and promotion of Polish culture in the Cuban capital.

The discussion also covered renewing cooperation between Poland and Cuba on issues of monument restoration and drawing on the experience of Polish experts, as well as making use of laser techniques in the restoration of Havana monuments.

Waszczykowski also met the Archbishop of Havana, Juan de la Caridad Garcia Rodriguez, and visited the Salesian Centre for Social Communication, which is involved in social and educational activities for young people. The Polish Embassy in Havana regularly cooperates with the centre.
This was the first visit by a Polish foreign minister to Cuba in over 30 years.