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Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Commission holds first meeting

Cuba estados unidosOn the morning of Friday September 11, the Cuban and U.S. delegations initiated the first Bilateral Commission meeting, with the aim of establishing an agenda of topics to be addressed following the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States.

The Cuban delegation was led by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, the Foreign Ministry’s director general for the United States, while the U.S. State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America and Cuba, Edward Alex Lee, presided the U.S. delegation.

The creation of the Bilateral Commission was announced by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and Secretary of State John Kerry, during the latter’s visit to Havana this past August 14.

(Taken from CubaMinrex)

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