US government evaluates Obama's upcoming visit to Cuba
The US government assesses possible visit of Barack Obama to Cuba for next year 2016, national media announced.
Ben Rhodes, advisor of National Security and Strategic Communication said at a meeting at the White House, that in January it will be considering Obama's visit to the island, which depends on the progress in bilateral relations with Cuba.
Valerie Jarrett, the advisor to the President; Roberta Jacobson, State Department official for Latin America and Mark Feierstein, director of Western Hemisphere Affairs, participated in the meeting in Washington with 75 guests.
At the meeting there was a strong presence of Cuban officials involved in the new policy toward Cuba, including the president of Miami Dade College, Eduardo J. Padron.
In addition to the upcoming visit of Obama, the issues of human rights, the categories for travel to the island and the opening of a consulate in Miami were discussed.