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  • Cuba and the United States made the historical decision to restore diplomatic relations last December.

    Cuba and the United States made the historical decision to restore diplomatic relations last December. | Photo: Reuters

The United States and Cuba are reported to be verge of a deal to reopen embassies

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to hold a press conference on Wednesday about the potential reopening of the Cuban and U.S. embassies.

Cuban Minister of Foreign Relations Marcelino Medina Gonzalez is also set to meet U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis on Wednesday, in the latest sign of the normalization of diplomatic relations between both countries initiated last December.

The U.S. diplomat will hand to Cuban President Raul Castro a letter signed by his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama about the reopening of embassies.

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Earlier in June, the U.S. government announced that it will present at the beginning of July a proposal to reopen both embassies – which have been closed for more than half of a century.

However on June 12, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed a project that prevents any possibility of using funds to reopen the country’s embassy in Cuba.

Cuba had refused to restore full diplomatic relations so far until the United States would still list the country a sponsor of international terrorism, which was finally granted one month ago.


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