OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

HAVANA, (acn) Nineteen individuals involved in U.S. policy making and government are accompanying Secretary of State John Kerry for the official ceremony opening the U.S. Embassy in Havana, August 14, according to a communiqué issued by the State Department

The last U.S. Secretary of State to visit the island was Edward Stettinius Reilly, in March of 1945.

The list includes:

1. John Kerry, Secretary of State

2. Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary of Commerce

3. Karen Bass, Congressional Representative

4. Sarah Bloom Raskin, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

5. Barbara Boxer, Senator

6. Steve Cohen, Congressional Representative

7. Marcos Feierstein, Chief Director of National Security Council

8. Jonathan Finer, Chief of Staff of the Secretary of State

9. Jeff Flake, Senator

10. Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs

11. John Kirby, State Department spokesperson

12. Amy Klobuchar, Senator

13. Patrick Leahy, Senator

14. Barbara Lee, Congressional Representative

15. Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

16. Jim McGovern, Congressional representative

17. David McKean, Director of the Office of Policy Planning

18. Peter Selfridge, Head of the Protocol Office

19. David Thorne, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State

20. Kurt Tidd, Assistant Chief of the Joint Staff.