When Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Cuba Friday, he plans to “take an open, free walk in Old Havana.”
In an interview with José Díaz-Balart on Telemundo Wednesday, Sec. Kerry stated, “One of the things we [United States] negotiated was the ability of our diplomats to be able to meet with people in Cuba and not to be restrained.”
José Díaz-Balart: Secretary Kerry also told me he wants to take the opportunity to meet with the Cuban people.
John Kerry: I will take an open, free walk in Old Havana at some point in the day and I look forward to meeting whoever I meet and listening to them and having whatever views come at me. So the United States, I can assure you, in this effort, after 54 years of seeing zero progress, one of the things we negotiated was the ability of our diplomats to be able to meet with people in Cuba and not to be restrained. And I believe the people of Cuba benefit by virtue of that presence and that ability.