US, Cuba hold technical talks on human rights

The stage is cleared after Cuban and US officials spoke to the press after talks at the US State Department in Washington, DC on February 27, 2015US and Cuban diplomats met in Washington on Tuesday to define an agenda for future sessions on human rights as part of the rapprochement between the long-time adversaries, officials said. “Each side raised concerns about human rights issues, and both sides expressed willingness to discuss a wide range of topics in future substantive talks,” it added. Cuban delegate Pedro Luis Pedroso said while “profound differences” existed on human rights between Havana and Washington, the discussions had proved “useful” although no agenda for future meetings had been decided.

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