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| 6 May 2021, Thursday | النسخة العربية

White House says shift in policy on Cuba not one of Biden’s top priorities

The White House said on Friday when they asked about Raul Castro’s plans to step as first secretary of the Communist Party, the strongest job in Cuba, that a shift in Cuba policy is not among the top foreign policy priorities of President Joe Biden.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said U.S. policy toward Cuba would be governed by two key principles – support for democracy and human rights, and the belief that Americans, especially Cuban-Americans, were the best ambassadors for freedom and prosperity.

While shifts in Cuba policy were not a top priority for Biden, the administration would remain engaged and focused on leadership changes on the Communist-run island, Psaki said.