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Havana, Cuba.-Cuban News Agency now reproduces the statement issued by the Revolutionary Government of the republic of Cuba regarding the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States of America, Statement:
After re-establishing diplomatic relations with the United States, the lifting of the blockade, among other aspects, will be indispensable for the normalization of relations. On July 1st, 2015, the President of the Councils of State and of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, and the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, exchanged letters through which they confirmed their decision to re-establish diplomatic relations between the two countries and open permanent diplomatic missions in the respective capitals as from July 20, 2015.
Havana, Cuba.-José Ramón Cabañas, chief of the Cuban Interest Section in Washington, handed Anthony Blinken, US Deputy Secretary of State, a letter from the Cuban President Raul Castro to Barack Obama.
In the letter, the Cuban president confirmed the decision of the Republic of Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations and to open embassies in both capitals, from July 20th, reported the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
Havana, Cuba.-Cuba and China signed eight new cooperation accords during the 8th Meeting of the Cuba-China Joint Working Group on Biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry, which wound up Tuesday in Havana.
The vice-president of China's National Commission for Development and Reforms Lin Nian Xiu, who headed the Chinese official delegation with some 15 companies, and Dr. Carlos Gutierrez, President of BioCubaFarma entrepreneurial Group, presided over the signing of new accords to further expand bilateral cooperation.