HAVANA TIMES, June 4 – The president of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, announced to the Central American nation’s parliament that he will travel to Cuba this year, although the date has still not been set. Funes expressed his interest in taking advantage of the island’s progress in areas such as science, technology, medicine and sports. This would be the first visit by a Salvadoran president in the last 50 years, reported IPS.
El Salvador and Costa Rica both reestablished diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2009. The United States is the only country in the Americas to not have normal diplomatic ties with the island.