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Re-establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the United States and Cuba

Havana, Cuba – In accordance with President Barack Obama’s announcement on July 1, effective today (July 20) the United States and Cuba have re-established diplomatic relations.

The U.S. Interests Section officially became U.S. Embassy Havana, and will continue its diplomatic operations from the Embassy building on the Malecón under the leadership of Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Jeffrey DeLaurentis.

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cuba later this summer to celebrate the re-opening of U.S. Embassy Havana and raise the U.S. flag.  Details regarding the re-opening ceremony will be provided in the coming weeks.

Watch as Cuban flag was raised in the lobby of the State Department in Washington:

hanging of cuban flag

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