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First Meeting of U.S.-Cuba Commission Slated for Havana

Havana, September 9 (RHC)-- The first meeting of the U.S.-Cuba Bilateral Commission will take place on Friday, September 11th in Havana. Initial talks will define an agenda to be considered following the reestablishment of bilateral relations between the two countries.

According to Cuban television, the island's delegation will be headed by the General Director for the United States at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Josefina Vidal, and on the U.S. side, the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Edward Alex Lee.

The bilateral commission, whose creation was announced by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will focus on new areas for cooperation in benefit of both countries.

The meeting will also deal with bilateral and multilateral issues, including those in which the two countries have different ideas as well as pending subjects between Havana and Washington.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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