Sunday, May 24, 2009

US to re-open talks with Cuba on migration policy

AFP story re-posted from

The United States, in another move aimed at thawing relations with Cuba, has offered to resume migration talks with the communist-ruled island almost six years after they were suspended.

"We intend to use the renewal of talks to reaffirm both sides' commitment to face legal and orderly migration," a State Department official told AFP on Friday.

The official, who asked not to be named, said Washington hoped the talks would "improve operational relations with Cuba on migration issues."

The United States and Cuba had carried out discussions on the issue every two years until they were suspended in 2003 by former president George W. Bush.

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