Flag of Cuba to hang in State Depart­ment lobby

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

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.

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