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Josefina Vidal Addresses Deputies on U.S.-Cuba Relations

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Josefina Vidal Addresses Deputies on U.S.-Cuba RelationsHAVANA, Cuba, Jul 11 (acn) On July 20, the interests sections of Cuba and the United States in Washington and Havana respectively will officially become embassies, confirmed on Saturday in this capital Josefina Vidal, director general of the United States Department of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

Speaking to the press, the official said that July 20 will mark the end of the first phase of talks between the two nations, and with it the reestablishment of their diplomatic relations.
Josefina addressed the island's deputies at the request of the Parliament's International Relations Committee, on the development of the ongoing talks between the two governments to progress in bilateral relations.
The official made a presentation to the members of the Commission on the process initiated on December 17, when Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama announced the intention of reestablishing diplomatic relations after 50 years of breaking-off.
Vidal told the press present at Havana's Convention Center to cover the work of the standing committees of the National Assembly of the People's Power that deputies learned about the moment relations between Havana and Washington are presently at.
The new phase of talks that will soon open will take time because very complex issues that have accumulated over more than five decades will be tackled and should be resolved to be able to say one day that relations between Cuba and the United States are normal, announced the director general.
On July 20, pointed out Josefina, coinciding with the reestablishment of relations, the opening ceremony of Cuba's embassy in Washington will be held.

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