U.S., Cuba hold first formal talks on human rights

March 31, 2015 3:06 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba met on Tuesday to discuss how they intend to treat future dialogue on the thorny issue of human rights as the countries move toward restoring diplomatic ties.

While no major announcements are expected from the meeting, it was the first formal dialogue tackling human rights between the countries since U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced on Dec. 17 they were seeking to restore diplomatic ties.

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