US could reopen embassy in Cuba within weeks

US Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson speaks to the press after talks at the US State Department in Washington, DC on February 27, 2015The United States and Cuba said they made progress Friday in talks on restoring diplomatic ties and Washington could reopen its Havana embassy before a key April summit if differences are overcome. After a second round of historic meetings, negotiators from both countries appeared optimistic about the road ahead, but cautioned there were still outstanding issues to resolve in order to restore diplomatic ties frozen for half a century. In open, honest and sometimes challenging…conversation we addressed the requirements of each side and the differences we identified in our first discussion in Havana a month ago,” said top US diplomat for Latin America, Roberta Jacobson.

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