Sen. Markey Statement on Opening of U.S.-Cuba Embassies

Washington (July 1, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today after the United States and Cuban governments announced the opening of embassies in each country.
“The resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba is an important milestone for the people of both of our countries. I am greatly encouraged by the announcement that the United States and Cuba will again have fully functioning embassies in our respective countries. This is an important step in the continued progress toward our improving relationship and solidifying a better future with the Cuban people, and among all peoples throughout the Americas. I applaud President Obama for his bold efforts to forge this new relationship with Cuba and the hard and careful work done by Secretary Kerry. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee and with the Obama administration as we reinstate full diplomatic relations with Cuba.”