The United States will send its highest level delegation to Cuba in decades for talks on migration and normalization of relations.
Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, will lead the US delegation to participate in the so called migration dialogues, to be held on 21 and 22 January in Havana, announced today at a press conference the spokeswoman for the State Department, Jen Psaki.
Jacobson will travel to Havana “taking advantage that a meeting to discuss migration issues with Cuban authorities had been scheduled for that date,” adding that the talks will focus on “how to create a safe, legal and orderly migration between the US and Cuba.”
“The decision to establish diplomatic relations will be a matter of that meeting as well as the reopening of embassies, logistical arrangements, personnel, visas and related issues,” she added.
The bilateral summit is a meeting that was already scheduled and is not because of the historic announcement made on December 17 by President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, after 18 months of secret negotiations.