US, Cuban officials set agenda for future talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez shake hands during a press conference at the State Department on July 20, 2015 in Washington, DCCuba and the United States agreed for the first time on an agenda of thorny topics to tackle that will lead to full diplomatic ties, a top Cuban diplomat said. The two countries re-established diplomatic relations in July but issues like human rights and compensations on decades-old claims still need to be handled. Josefina Vidal, head of the US section of the Cuban foreign ministry and of the local negotiating team, told reporters that US and Cuban delegates agreed on a list of issues to work on.

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