United States, Washington: Today, the President of United States (US), Mr. Barack Obama said he will visit Cuba on March 21 and 22 and meet with Cuban President Raul Castro, in the first US presidential trip to the country in nearly 90 years as relations between the former adversaries thaw. President wrote on Twitter, “Next month, I’ll travel to Cuba to advance our progress and efforts that can improve the lives of the Cuban people”.
Obama said that while the United States still has differences with Cuba, it has already made significant progress in normalising ties with the its former Cold War foe. The two nations made a surprise announcement in December 2014 that they would move to reopen ties. President said, “Fourteen months ago, I announced that we would begin normalizing relations with Cuba, and we have already made significant progress”. Obama had said he would visit the neighboring Communist-ruled nation if he were able to meet with political dissidents on the trip.