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Cuba, USA to Talk in Appropriate Context, Official Says

cuba_conversaciones_euaThe exclusion from the list of country sponsoring terrorism and other reached progresses could create an appropriate context to advance in the restoration of relations between Cuba and the United States, an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) said.

According to the website, the director general of the U.S. division at MINREX, Gustavo Machin, stated that efforts are underway to resume the banking services of the Cuban Interest Section in the northern nation.

Those progresses can create an “appropriate bilateral and regional context to move towards the restoration of diplomatic relations and the opening of the embassies,” he noted.

The third round of talks on the restoration of diplomatic relations will take place on Thursday, May 21.

The March meeting was to follow up the issues discussed during the two previous rounds, held in January and February, 2015.

In this round, the delegations should exchange on aspects relating to the functioning of the diplomatic missions and the behavior of their officials.

These are issues that have been discussed in the two previous rounds of talks, and in this round, we will analyze them and they will be part of what we are going to discuss during the May 21 meeting, he said.

Of course, Cuba will insist on the observance of the principles of International Law enshrined in the United Nations Charter and the norms established by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic and Consular Relations, which should be the basis of the bilateral ties and the functioning of the respective missions, he pointed out.

(Prensa Latina)

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