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Obama to unveil deal with Cuba to reopen embassies

Cuban President Raul Castro (L) and his US counterpart Barack Obama held a historic meeting in Panama in April 2015, the first between US and Cuban leaders since 1956President Barack Obama will unveil Wednesday a breakthrough deal with Cuba to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, officials said, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold war enmity. The agreement is a major foreign policy achievement for the president, and it comes alongside months of talks with Cuba after the leaders of the two countries agreed in December to begin warming relations. Obama’s remarks about reaching the diplomatic agreement are set for 11:00 am (1500 GMT) in the White House Rose Garden.

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