President Obama says that an American embassy will be established in Havana, Cuba. The announcement was part of Obama's remarks on a policy shift with Cuba Wednesday at the white House.
BOTH COUNTRIES AT THE HEART OF OUR POLICY. FIRST, I'VE INSTRUCTED SECRETARY KERRY TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN DISCUSSIONS WITH CUBA TO REESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SEVERED SINCE JANUARY OF 1961. GOING FORWARD, THE UNITED STATES WILL REESTABLISH AN EMBASSY IN HAVANA AND HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS WILL VISIT CUBA WHERE WE CAN ADVANCE SHARED INTERESTS WE WILL ON ISSUES LIKE HEALTH,