Obama to Meet Raul Castro as Part of Historic Cuba Visit

President Obama’s trip comes 15 months after he announced the restoration of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba after more than five decades.
3-21-16 | Telesur — Obama will spend two and half days in Cuba, where he will meet with U.S.-backed activists and attend a baseball game.

United States President Barack Obama will hold a bilateral official meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro Monday, the second day of his historic official visit to Cuba, which is the first by a U.S. president in 88 years.

The two leaders are expected to meet at the Revolutionary Palace in Havana and discuss progress in the normalizing of relations including the ending of Washington’s decades-long blockade against Cuba as well as the closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility and returning the territory to Cuba.

Later that day, Obama and his wife will return to the palace for a State Dinner.

Obama is also expected to sign a guestbook in a ceremony at the Jose Marti Memorial, named after the influential poet, journalist, and political theorist who is known as “the Apostle of Cuban Independence,” a symbol for the Cuban people’s bid for independence.

In the capital Obama along with U.S. entrepreneurs will also hold a meeting Monday with Cuban entrepreneurs in a bid to build long-term relationships.


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