Obama heading to Cuba

Obama heading to CubaU.S. President Barack Obama waves as first lady Michelle Obama enters the door of Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, for their historic visit to Cuba, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

US President Barack Obama has gone aboard Air Force One and headed towards Cuba for a three-day historic visit.
The presidential plane took off from Andrews Air Force Base just outside Washington at 18.30 time Norwegian time  on Sunday.
The three-day visit, the first made a by a US president still in power to  Cuba in 88 years, is the result of a diplomatic thawing process between the two countries which began in December 2014.
Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro then announced that the two countries would begin work on establishing diplomatic contact again.
Since then, the US  has opened an embassy on the island and eased a number of economic sanctions.
Obama will be bringing both his wife Michelle and their two daughters on the historic visit.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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