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CUBA - U.S. DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

Cuban Minister of Foreign Relations to receive head of U.S. Interests Section

Jeffrey DeLaurentis will act as the official spokesperson to present a letter by President Barack Obama to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers regarding the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and opening of embassies in both countries

Cuban Vice President receives U.S. Senators

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez received several U.S. Senators on June 26 to discuss the debates taking place within Congress and the relations between the two countries

U.S. agricultural coalition opposes trade and travel restrictions against Cuba

U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC), an association composed of more than 90 U.S. agricultural companies and state and national organizations committed to normalizing exports of food and agricultural products to Cuba, sent a letter to the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee expressing opposition to any attempt to restrict trade and travel to Cuba, and describing any such measures as detrimental to the nation’s agricultural industry and the future of Cuba-U.S. relations.

Members of U.S. Congress in Havana favor ending blockade

Two Senators and two Representatives visiting Havana agree that bipartisan support is growing for an end to travel restrictions and expansion of relations with Cuba, while expressing their desire to eliminate the blockade

Statement from Cuban delegation to talks with U.S.

During the meeting, which began yesterday May 21 and concluded today, Cuba’s representatives recognized the just decision made by President Obama to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Cuba & U.S. make progress, continue talks

Cuban and U.S. delegations met yesterday, May 21, in Washington for seven hours discussing the reestablishment of diplomatic relations. Talks continue today at the State Department. In another important development, the Cuban Interests Section in Washington announced that banking services for its operations in the U.S. have finally been acquired.

Cuba and the United States begin third round of talks today

The Cuban and U.S. delegations will resume bilateral talks today, to be held at the Department of State in Washington, to continue advancing in the process of reestablishing diplomatic relations and the opening of embassies

Cuban delegation arrives in the U.S.

The Cuban delegation is presided by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Ministry of Foreign Relations general director for the United States