US-Cuba opens embassy gates on each other’s soil


Washington: After nearly 54 years of enmity the gates of the American and the Cuban embassies have finally reopened. The United States of America had severed all ties with the island country after Fidel Castro assumed power on January 1, 1959.  In 1961, America closed down the doors of its embassy at Cuba. Finally the relations have returned to normal with both the countries reopening their embassies on each other’s soil.

Last year on 17 December, Cuban President Raul Castro and American President Barack Obama had decided to resume their diplomatic relations. The opening of the embassies is supposed to be the first step towards the development of the relations.

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Both the Presidents again met on April 11 at Panama. On 1 July it was decided that the embassies will be opening their gates on 20 July.