"The ceremony took place at the White House Oval Office, the venue of the presidential office, in the midst of a day when the U.S. leader received 16 new ambassadors," said a Cuban embassy statement.
CeasarDaily: CUBA Gets Its 1st Ambassador To The United States, Veteran negotiator Jose Cabanas on Thursday turned into Cuba’s first ambassador to the United States in 54 years, because of the late rapprochement between the previous Cold War adversaries, Havana said.
Cabanas, who ran Havana’s de facto embassy or “Intrigues Section” in Washington since 2012 and got to be charge d’affaires when relations were formally restored on July 20, exhibited his accreditations to U.S. President Barack Obama.
“The ceremony took place at the White House Oval Office, the venue of the presidential office, in the midst of a day when the U.S. leader received 16 new ambassadors,” said a Cuban embassy statement.
“The Cuban ambassador’s accreditation to the United States is a further step within the process to normalize relations between both countries,” it included, saying Cabanas and Obama examined the condition of respective relations.
Washington has yet to name a diplomat to Cuba.
The countries had been without formal political relations since 1961, two years after the insurgency that brought the previous president Fidel Castro to control of power in cuba.