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Barack Obama will not attend Fidel Castro's funeral: White House

Obama has sought to thaw tensions with Cuba, but stopped short of meeting Castro during a landmark trip to Havana earlier this year

AFP/PTI  |  Washington 

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US President Barack Obama

President will not attend Fidel Castro's funeral, the said today, demurring on the question of who would lead the US delegation.

"The president will not be traveling to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro," said spokesman Josh Earnest.


Obama has sought to thaw tensions with Cuba, but stopped short of meeting Castro during a landmark trip to Havana earlier this year.

First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 09:30 IST
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