Tuesday, August 4, 2009

US open to broader talks with Cuba

Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
August 3, 2009

Yeah, going back to Latin America, do you have any comment on the statements by Raul Castro this weekend this weekend about negotiating with the United States and that he’s open to negotiating with the United States, but not much change? Have you anything on this?

MR. CROWLEY: Obviously, we have had some limited dialogue with Cuba in recent weeks on more technical subjects, obviously, restarting the migration talks. We have been willing to discuss other issues such as mail service. I think we’re taking this in a step-by-step. I think we are willing to have a broader dialogue with Cuba. Clearly, Cuba has to take certain actions before we think that would be viable.