President Obama appeared optimistic with the progress his administration is making on Cuba, suggesting that it wouldn’t be long before diplomatic relations would be normalized with the Communist country
“Our diplomats are making significant progress and I’m confident that we will be able to move forward with the re-opening of embassies,” he said in an interview with EFE News.
Obama asserted that his new approach to Cuba was already showing progress, particularly with the citizens of both countries.
“We’re seeing increased contacts between the people of Cuba and the United States, and the enthusiasm of the Cuba people for these changes proves that we’re on the right path,” he explained.
A recent poll conducted in Cuba showed that 97 percent of Cubans favor the normalization of relations with the U.S. Only 37 percent polled believe that the changed relationship will lead to changes in the single party communist political system.
Obama is expected to announce a decision to remove Cuba from the State Department list of state sponsors of terrorism and meet with Raul Castro during his upcoming visit to Panama.