The web page of the Cuban Presidency reported that Glover and the Caribbean president discussed the importance of promoting artistic exchanges between Cuba and the United States, based on existing historical and cultural links.
Díaz-Canel expressed concern about the negative impact in this area as a result of the decline in bilateral ties, the official website said.
The information added that the head of state also reiterated the will to move forward with the broad sectors that in the United States favor links improvement.
Glover, who is UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, was accompanied by the director of Cultural Studies and Communication of the Center for Folkloric Life and Cultural Studies Programs of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, James Early, and others.
The Cuban General Director of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, and the First Vice President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, Noemí Rabaza, attended the Cuban side.
The famous actor was one of the voices that rose in favor of the release of the Cuban Five Heroes: Gerardo Hernández, Fernando González, René González, Antonio Guerrero, and Ramón Labañino, who was imprisoned in US prisons for fighting terrorism.