HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 15 (acn) U.S. secretary of State John Kerry took a little stroll on Friday around Old Havana, accompanied by City Historian Eusebio Leal, the Prensa Latina (PL) news agency reported.
During his walk, he was escorted by bodyguards and accompanied by journalists and officials, like Charge d’Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis and the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson.
The U.S. Secretary of State attracted the attention of passers-by of the Saint Francis of Assisi Square and greeted those who came up to him with cell phones and cameras to capture the moment.
After a press conference along with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba (HNC), the senior official did not hesitate to get to know one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the capital.
During a conversation with reporters, he said he loves being in Havana and praised the historic value of the HNC.
Kerry is the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Cuba in 70 years and arrived in Havana on Friday to preside over the reopening of the U.S. embassy on the island.