US-Cuba talks to be held in Havana this week
HAVANA, Cuba - Talks between Cuba and the United States will be held on January 21 and 22 at the Conventions Palace in Havana.
The Cuban delegation will be led by Josefina Vidal Ferreira, director general for the United States at the ministry of foreign affairs.
On January 21, a new round of migration talks will be held, headed on the US side by the deputy assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Edward Alex Lee. The meeting will serve to assess the current situation of migration accords and the actions adopted by each party to fight illegal immigration and immigrant trafficking, among other issues.
On January 22, the first meeting on reestablishing diplomatic relations between the two nations will be held, which will be presided over on the US side by the assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson. During this meeting, the parties will discuss the principles and steps for the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and the opening of embassies in both countries.
Following these talks, the parties will hold another exchange to discuss bilateral issues, including the cooperation in areas of common interest.