- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States later this month is sending its highest level delegation to Cuba in decades for talks on migration and normalizing ties.

The State Department says Roberta Jacobson, America’s top diplomat for Latin America, will lead the U.S. delegation to Havana for the talks on Jan. 21-22.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the talks focus on how to “create safe, legal and orderly migration between the United States and Cuba.”

But they also seek to advance the process initiated by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro last month to re-establish U.S.-Cuban relations after more than 50 years of estrangement.

The last U.S.-Cuba migration meeting occurred in Washington in July 2014.

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