Cuba -US: Appropriate context to advance to the restoration of relations, Foreign Ministry says.
"The right decision by President Obama to remove Cuba from the list of countries sponsoring international terrorism, which should become effective on May 29, and progress in the negotiations to resume the banking services of the Interests Section of Cuba in the United States can create an appropriate bilateral and regional context to move towards the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries and the opening of embassies," said in Havana Gustavo Machín, Deputy Director of the North American Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On Thursday May 21, as it was announced, it will take place in Washington the third round of talks between Cuba and the United States on the restoration of diplomatic relations and the opening of embassies.
Cuba will insist on the observance of the principles of international law enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the norms established by Vienna Conventions on diplomatic and consular relations, Machin said.
After diplomatic relations to be restored, according to Machin, a more complex process, which would allow progress towards normalization of these relations, will start.
For Cuba, he added, it should begin with the lifting of the embargo, along with other topics of interest such as the closure of the Guantanamo Naval Base, the end of illegal transmissions to Cuba from US territory and the discussion of compensation to the Cuban people for economic and human damages.