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Visiting U.S. congressional delegation meets with President Raúl Castro, speaks to the media in Havana

Cuban President Raúl Castro met Tuesday afternoon with a delegation from the United States Congress. Photo: Estudios Revolución

Cuban President Raúl Castro met Tuesday  afternoon with a delegation from the United States Congress. Photo: Estudios Revolución

Havana, Feb 21 (RHC)-- Cuban President Raúl Castro met Tuesday  afternoon with a delegation from the United States Congress, led by Senator Patrick Leahy, of Vermont.

The group included two other Democratic Senators, Ron Wyden from Oregon and Gary Peters from Michigan, and House Representatives James McGovern, from Massachusetts, and Susan Davis, from California.

Speaking to the  press in Havana on Wednesday, Senator Patrick Leahy said his meeting with President Raul Castro had been one of the most engaging he had had during his many visits to Cuba. “We held very active discussions,” said Leahy, noting that just the give and take with Raul Castro had been worth the visit. 

Senator Leahy described Raul as a man of profound thinking and passion for his country. 

The U.S. lawmakers urged the State Department to restore embassy staff pulled from the country in response to reported health incidents involving the U.S. diplomatic staff in Havana. Representative Jim McGovern called the diplomatic staff reduction a mistake

The U.S. congressional delegation returned to the US on Wednesday afternoon.  

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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