Coming in from the cold: Philip Hammond shakes hands with his Cuban counterpart

Philip Hammond today marked a new age in diplomatic relations with Cuba as he shook hands with his counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla (right), becoming the first UK Foreign Minister to visit the communist nation since 1959

Philip Hammond today marked a new age in diplomatic relations with Cuba as he shook hands with his counterpart, becoming the first UK Foreign Minister to visit the communist nation since 1959.

Arriving in the capital Havana, Mr Hammond said that Britain was keen to forge ‘new links’ with the Caribbean nation, which has been almost annexed since the Cold War.

His visit follows US President Barack Obama’s historic visit last month intended to normalise relations between the two countries after decades of hostility.

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