US and Cuba: Obama wants to re-open embassies
US President Obama speaks of a historic step – the embassies in the United States and Cuba should be reopened. Cuba’s President Castro confirmed the establishment of diplomatic relations.
for 50 years there was the Cold War in the Caribbean: Well, the United States and Cuba will resume diplomatic relations. The announced US President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden of the White House. Then he called on Congress to repeal also the economic embargo against the socialist island.’ We are neighbors, now we can be friends,’ said Obama.
Both archenemies had initiated the approach in December. Since the beginning of the year apply a series of trade and travel facilitation. The United States swept the Communist-ruled state of its list of terrorist organizations.
Until now, Cuba and the United States had only one representation in each other’s capital. Now to July 20, the messages open in the other capital again, the Cuban government in Havana said. Representatives from both countries presented on Wednesday writing their president, in which Obama and Cuban President Castro Raъl agreed on this step. Castro’s letter was read on Cuban state television.
Obama spoke of a’ historic step’, a new chapter’ with our neighbors’ in Latin America have begun. This summer will travel to Havana to’ hoist anew the American flag over our embassy’ US Secretary of State John Kerry, Obama said.
Decades of isolation of Cuba would not ultimately been successful. One should not become a’ prisoner of the past’. The United States wants to continue to stand up for democracy and human rights in Cuba and to raise their voices, so Obama.