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WASHINGTON U.S. and Cuban foreign ministers discussed President Barack Obama's forthcoming visit to Cuba during a telephone conversation on Friday and reiterated their commitment to normalizing relations, the State Department said.

Secretary of State John Kerry said Obama looked forward to "meeting with a wide array of Cuban officials and citizens to include members of civil society," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a news briefing.

Kerry told Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez he was disappointed that "scheduling issues" had prevented him from visiting Cuba before Obama's trip, and that he would accompany the president during his March 21-22 visit, Kirby said.

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Writing by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Chris Reese)

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First Published On : Mar 5, 2016 01:31 IST

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