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Cuban Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Dominica His Excellency Juan Carlos Frometa de la Rosa says, says Cuba is ready for any decision made by US President – elect Donald Trump, regarding the current US Embargo.
On April 11, 2015, Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro shook hands at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, marking the first meeting between a US and Cuban head of state, since the two countries severed their ties in 1961.
The meeting came four months after both presidents announced their countries would restore diplomatic relations. This gave rise to President Obama's March 2016 visit to Cuba, the first by a sitting president in over eighty-five years.
Since the 1960s, successive U.S. administrations have maintained a policy of economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation of Cuba. The change in the countries' relations, initially marked by a prisoner swap and Havana's release of a jailed U.S. subcontractor in December 2014, prompted some experts to point to better prospects for Cuba’s economy and U.S. relations more broadly in Latin America. But the U.S. trade embargo, which requires congressional approval to be rescinded, is unlikely to be lifted any time soon.
Mr. Frometa de la Rosa added that majority of the American support the lifting of the US Embargo from Cuba, and in an exclusive interview with Q95 FM, assured that Cuba stands firm by its principles.
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