FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 25, 2011
Contact: Deanna Congileo
Press Secretary, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Former First Lady to Visit Cuba
ATLANTA, GA....Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will arrive in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 28, for a visit, at the invitation of the Cuban government. During the trip from March 28-30, they will meet with President Raul Castro and other Cuban officials and citizens to learn about new economic policies and the upcoming Party Congress, and to discuss ways to improve U.S.-Cuba relations. The trip is a follow-up to their May 2002 visit to Cuba. It is being undertaken as a private, nongovernmental mission under the auspices of the not-for-profit Carter Center.
EDITORS NOTE: Further details of the itinerary will be released through the Centro de Prensa Internacional in Havana on the morning of Monday, March 28.
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