US eases restrictions on Cuba

These measures were announced by the administration of US President Joe Biden on May 16. The decision comes after the US considered prolonging and easing some restrictions imposed by the administration of former President Donald Trump.

The decision marks the most significant change in Washington’s approach to Havana since Mr. Biden took office last January.

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The administration of President Joe Biden unexpectedly relaxes sanctions against Cuba.

The US State Department said Washington will restore the family reunification program and continue to improve the capacity of consular services.

The White House will also expand travel for authorized persons, increase support for Cuban businessmen and “ensure that remittances flow more freely to the Cuban people, not to enrich human rights violators.”

State Department spokesman Ned Price said:The changes are intended to support the Cuban people, providing them with additional tools to pursue life and seek greater economic opportunities.”

There were few details on how the new policy would be implemented, but officials said the White House move would be implemented in the coming weeks.

In the Twitter post, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called the US announcement “a step in the right direction”.

However, the new adjustment is said to have not reached the level “historic partnership” in US-Cuba relations. This relationship has been established since the administration of President Barack Obama, in measuring the advantages of remittances, travel and visa services.

Currently, according to Washington officials, the US has not yet made a decision on whether to invite Cuba to attend the Summit of the Americas hosted by this country next month or not. Mexico and others have threatened not to attend the event unless all countries on the continent are invited.

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