Obama trip to Cuba not affected by cancellation of tentative Kerry
visit: White House
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at a meeting with his
economic team at the White House …
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba later this
month will not be affected by the cancellation of tentative plans for
Secretary of State John Kerry to visit the island nation for human
rights talks beforehand, the White House said on Friday.
The top U.S. diplomat told a congressional hearing on Feb. 23 that he
might be in Cuba for a dialogue on human rights before the president’s
scheduled trip March 21-22. But officials said on Thursday that Kerry’s
visit had been canceled amid concerns over Cuba’s human rights record.
The White House said on Friday that Kerry’s decision would not affect
Obama’s visit, and that Kerry would travel to Cuba with the president.
(Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
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