Cuba, US to discuss detente in wake of Trump election

December 6, 2016 23:27

Cuba and the United States will draw up a roadmap for deepening their detente on Wednesday in a first meeting since the election of Donald Trump as US president and the death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro.

The fifth US-Cuban bilateral commission comes at a time of increased uncertainty about the future of US-Cuban relations given Trump's promise to end the detente if Cuba did not offer a better "deal." The administration of outgoing US President Barack Obama has pressed American companies to complete additional business deals in Cuba to help further cement the president's policy by the time Trump takes office on January 20.

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