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The delegations of Cuba and the United States will meet on Monday in Havana for a new round of negotiations following the diplomatic thaw on last December, today announced the State Department.

Assistant Secretary of the Department of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, will travel on Sunday to Havana, where he is scheduled to meet with Josefina Vidal, director of American Affairs at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, who will head the Cuban delegation.

The top US official Latin American travel to the island on Sunday, but "talks begin on Monday," said a senior State Department official who requested anonymity.

The sources explained that they did not yet know how much it will last this new round of negotiations, but it is likely that Jacobson returns to America "midweek".

This is the third round of negotiations, following a first contact between the two delegations held in January in Havana and a meeting in late February in Washington. Was not expected to return to meet so soon.

As happened in the second round of negotiations, the agenda of the meeting will focus on the restoration of bilateral relations and the opening of embassies in Washington and Havana.

Source: Havana Times

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