Arab Today, arab today american flag returns to us embassy in cuba after 54 years
Last Updated : GMT 05:28:29
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

American flag returns to US embassy in Cuba after 54 years

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today American flag returns to US embassy in Cuba after 54 years

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R, back)
Havana - XINHUA

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry chaired here on Friday the formal ceremony of raising the American flag in the recently reopened U.S. embassy in Cuba, after 54 years of animosity between the two neighbors.
 
James Tracy, Mike and Larry Morris East, the three Marines who had lowered the flag on Jan. 4, 1961, were in charge of delivering the standard to other three young marines who raised the Stars and Stripes on this special occasion.

Kerry is the first secretary of state to visit Cuba since 1945.

In his opening speech, partially in English partially in Spanish, Kerry said: "there is nothing to fear, as we will enjoy many benefits when we allow our citizens to know each other better, to visit each other more often, to do business as usual, exchange ideas and learn from each other."

With regard to the U.S. economic, financial and trade blockade for over 50 years on Cuba, he said, "The embargo has always been a two-way street. The two sides have to remove the obstacles that have kept Cubans away."

The U.S. and Cuba are not "prisoners of history", noted Kerry, adding that "Raul Castro and Barack Obama made courageous decisions," referring to the decision to start a process for resuming and normalizing bilateral relations.

"My friends, a GPS is not needed to realize that the path of mutual isolation and alienation that the U.S. and Cuba have followed is incorrect and that now is the time to move forward in a more promising direction," said the top U.S. diplomat.

Kerry also recalled his visit to Vietnam last week to celebrate the 20 years since the normalization of relations between the U.S. and the Asian country as an example of President Obama's conciliatory policy.

Kerry and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will give a joint press conference on Friday afternoon.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today american flag returns to us embassy in cuba after 54 years Arab Today, arab today american flag returns to us embassy in cuba after 54 years

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today american flag returns to us embassy in cuba after 54 years Arab Today, arab today american flag returns to us embassy in cuba after 54 years

 



Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert calls for short visits

GMT 16:21 2017 Monday ,26 June

Etiquette expert calls for short visits
Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 16:25 2017 Sunday ,04 June

“Suhoor” is basic meal for fasting

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 11:09 2017 Sunday ,25 June

HUAWEI P10 the ‘guru’ of portrait shots
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday