Assistant Secretary Charles Rivkin Travels to Cuba

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 22, 2015

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to Havana, Cuba, to lead a U.S. Government delegation for Civil Aviation Technical Talks between the United States and Cuba which takes place September 28-29.

Expanding authorized travel with Cuba is a critical focus of the President’s new policy. An interagency U.S. Government delegation will meet with Cuban counterparts to explore the way forward on establishing scheduled air services between the two countries, and discuss aviation safety and security. While U.S. law continues to prohibit travel to Cuba for tourist activities, a stronger civil aviation relationship will facilitate the strong growth in travel between the two countries, following the recent revision of regulations for authorized travel.

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