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Prospects for Normalization of US-Cuba Relations: A Talk with Cuban Deputy Minister Carlos Fernández de Cossío

Despite the Biden administration step back from mutual agreement by the Obama administration and the Cuban government to initiate a process of normalization of diplomatic relations there is cooperation between officials of the two countries on such issues as drug trafficking, and bilateral talks on migration, terrorism, and other vital issues.

Over the last six decades broad and diverse sectors of US civil society have constantly pursued improvement in US government relations with Cuba by promoting respectful and peaceful dialogue to resolve differences and to achieve mutual benefits for both nations.

The MSNBC news story “US and Cuba Work Together to Fight Drug Trafficking Despite Frosty Relationship” reflects the forthcoming visit of Carlos Fernández de Cossío, Deputy Minister of Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for high level bilateral talks with the US Government, and travel to New York to participate in the Ordinary General Assembly Summit at the United Nations (UN).

Could the Cuban Deputy Minister’s visit signify prospects for broader improvements in the U.S.-Cuba relationship?

The global community of nations is expanding relations of mutual respect and benefits with Cuba exemplified in continuous overwhelming votes calling upon the US government to dismantle it’s 61 years of the embargo against Cuba. Cuba has been elected to chair the Group of 77 plus China (G-77+China) for 2023 by a consensus of foreign ministers meeting on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

Join the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Latin America Working Group (LAWG), Friends of Latin America, Black Alliance for Peace, Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE), and CODEPINK, for the rare opportunity to participate in an in-person dialogue with a high-level Cuban official, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister de Cossío, moderated by IPS Board member James Early.

This will be a hybrid event. NOTE: An RSVP with photo ID will be required to be admitted into this event. 

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