Speaking to the press, Vidal said that July 20 will mark the end of the first phase of talks between the two nations, and with it the re-establishment of their diplomatic relations.
Vidal addressed the island’s deputies at the request of the Parliament’s International Relations Committee on the development of the ongoing talks between the two governments to restore bilateral relations.
The official made a presentation to the members of the Commission on the process initiated on December 17, when Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama announced the intention of re-establishing diplomatic relations after 50 years of breaking-off.
Vidal told the press that a new phase of talks that will soon open will take time because very complex issues that have accumulated over more than five decades will be tackled and will have to be resolved to be able to say one day that relations between Cuba and the United States are normal, announced the director general.
The opening ceremony of Cuba’s embassy in Washington will be held on July 20 to mark the re-establishment of diplomatic relations, Vidal noted.