Cuba-US to open embassies on July 20


Havana: The US and Cuba have on Wednesday planned to officially renew the diplomatic ties with each other announcing the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana for the first time in 54 years, according to senior administration officials
According to officials, Havana and Washington will reopen embassies on July 20.

“We will formally announce that the United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to re-establish formal diplomatic relations and open embassies in each other’s capitals,” one senior U.S. administration official said.

President Barack Obama and Secretary John Kerry will be addressing the renewed relationship with Cuba.

The re-establishing of embassies in ensuing full diplomatic relations was conducted after President Obama initiated it in December. Since then, the United States has loosened some travel restrictions to Cuba and allowed for some new economic ties.

In April, Obama met with Raul Castro during a summit meeting in Panama, for the first time the leaders of Cuba and the United States had met in more than 54 years.