A Visit to Cuba would Give Great Pleasure to Obama

A visit to Cuba will give President Barack Obama great pleasure and especially Havana, said at a press conference in Washington the spokesman of the White House, Josh Earnest, on May 21.

"I know a visit to Cuba would give him great pleasure and especially Havana," Earnest told Cuban television journalist Cristina Escobar in the last question granted by the official, after accredited correspondent for Yahoo News, Oliver Knox, underlined the presence of the island’s press delegation in Washington to cover the third round of negotiations between the two countries, ACN reported on Thursday.

In relation to the talks, Earnest assured that Obama declared in December, when changes toward Cuba were announced, his intention to work with the Cuban government to open a U.S. embassy on the island and in the United States.

Earnest pointed out that the context of rapprochement between the two nations would benefit the U.S. from the commercial point of view since business opportunities could increase.

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