Flag of Cuba to hang in State Department lobby
WASHINGTON — The Cuban flag will soon be hung in the lobby of the State Department, joining those of other nations with which the United States has diplomatic relations, the department said Friday. State Department spokesman John Kirby said the flag will be hung early Monday before a ceremony to mark the reopening of the Cuban embassy in Washington and the restoration of full diplomatic ties. The department’s lobby features the flags of more than 150 other countries placed in alphabetical order. Cuba falls between Croatia and Cyprus in that arrangement. Later Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry will meet at the department with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, after which they will hold a joint news conference, Kirby said.