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ລັດຖະມົນຕີຕ່າງປະ​ເທດສະຫະລັດ ທ່ານ John Kerry ​ໄດ້​ພົບ​
ປະ​ກັບຄູ່​ຕຳ​ແໜ່​ງຝ່າຍຄິວ​ບານຶ່ງມື້ກ່ອນ​ກອງ​ປະຊຸມ​ສຸດ​ຍອດຂົງ​
ເຂດຊຶ່ງ​ເປັນ​ການພົບປະລະດັບ​ສູງ​ໃນ​ຮອບ​ຫຼາຍ​ສິບ​ປີລະຫວ່າງ
​ລັດຖະບານ​ຂອງສອງ​ປະ​ເທດ.

​ເຈົ້າ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່​ຂັ້ນ​ສູງກະຊວງ​ຕ່າງປະ​ເທດສະຫະລັດຄົນ​ນຶ່ງກ່າວ​ວ່າ
​ການເຈລະຈາ ໃນ​ຕອນແລງ​ຂອງ​ວັນ​ພະຫັດວານ​ນີ້ ລະຫວ່າງ
ທ່ານ Kerry ​ກັບລັດຖະມົນຕີ ຕ່າງປະເທດ​ຄິວ​ບາ ທ່ານ Bruno
Rodriguez ໄດ້ດຳເນີນໄປ “​ໃນທາງທີ່ສ້າງ ສັນຫຼາຍ” ແລະ
ກ່າວຕື່ມ​ວ່າ ທັງ​ສອງ​ຝ່າຍ “​ເຫັນ​ດີນຳກັນວ່າ ພວກທ່ານໄດ້​ທຳ
​ຄວາມ​ຄືບ​ໜ້າ.”

​ເຈົ້າ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່​ບໍ່​ໄດ້ໃຫ້ຄວາມກະຈ່າງແຈ້ງ​ວ່າ ແມ່ນຄວາມ​ກ້າວໜ້າໃນດ້ານໃດແທ້ ​ແຕ່​ກໍກ່າວ
ເນັ້ນ​ວ່າ ທັງ​ສອງ​ຝ່າຍຈະ “ສືບຕໍ່ເຮັດ​ວຽກ​ເພື່ອ​ແກ້​ໄຂ​ບັນຫາ​ຕ່າງໆ ​ທີ່​ຍັງ​ຄ້າງ​ຄາ​ຢູ່ນັ້ນ.”

ກະຊວງ​ຕ່າງປະ​ເທດສະຫະລັດ ​ໄດ້ພິມເຜີຍແຜ່ທາງຕາໜ່າງສື່ສັງຄົມ Twitter ​ຮູບຂອງ
​ທ່ານ Kerry ສຳ​ພັດ​ມື​ກັບ​ທ່ານ Rodriquez ພ້ອມ​ດ້ວຍ​ນັກ​ການ​ທູດ​ຂັ້ນ​ສູງທັງສອງທ່ານ
ພາກັນຫົວຍີ້ມອອກ​ມາ​ນ້ອຍ​ນຶ່ງ. ພວກ​ທ່ານແມ່ນ​ເຂົ້າ​ຮ່ວມກອງ​ປະຊຸມ​ສຸດ​ຍອດ​ຂອງບັນ
ດາປະເທດໃນທະວີບອາ​ເມຣິກາ ທີ່​ຈະ​ເລີ້ມ​ໃນ​ວັນ​ສຸກ​ມື້​ນີ້ ​ທີ່ນະຄອນ Panama City.

​ເຂົ້າ​ຮວມປະຊຸມ​ສຸດ​ຍອດຄັ້ງ​ນີ້ມີ ປະ​ທາ​ນາ​ທິບໍດີ ສະຫະ​ລັດ ທ່ານ Barack Obama ຜູ້
​ທີ່​ອາດ​ຈະ​ພົບ​ຢ່າງ​ບໍ່​ເປັນ​ພິທີ່​ກັບ ປະທານາທິບໍດີ ຄິວ​ບາ ທ່ານ Raul Castro ຢູ່​ບ່ອນ
​ເຕົ້າ​ໂຮມນອກ​ກອງ​ປະຊຸມ ອ້າງ​ອີງ​ຕາມ​ບັນດາ​ເຈົ້າ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່ ລັດຖະບານ ທ່ານ Obama.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Cuban counterpart on the eve of a regional summit in Panama, in what is the highest-level meeting in decades between the two governments.

A senior State Department official said Kerry's late Thursday talk with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez was "very constructive," adding both sides "agreed they made progress."

The official did not clarify what progress had been made, but did stress that both sides would "continue to work to resolve outstanding issues."

The State Department tweeted a picture of Kerry shaking hands with Rodriguez, with both senior diplomats smiling slightly. Both are attending the Summit of the Americas, which begins Friday in Panama City.

Also attending the summit is U.S. President Barack Obama, who could meet Cuban President Raul Castro on the sidelines of the gathering, according to Obama administration officials.

VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez, who is traveling with the president, says no formal meeting is scheduled. But he says White House officials have suggested there will be an opportunity for interaction between the two leaders.

"This will be a historic moment because although the two leaders have met before, we've all seen footage in South Africa a couple years ago, this meeting will be the first since President Obama in December announced his intention to normalize relations with Cuba after all these decades," says Ramirez.

Mr. Obama, who in December announced a new opening in relations with Cuba, said Thursday he will make a decision soon about whether to remove the communist country from a list of countries the U.S. considers to be state sponsors of terrorism.

On a visit to Jamaica, Mr. Obama said a State Department review of Cuban actions in world affairs is now complete and he is awaiting the actual recommendation from his aides.

There are indications that Cuba will be removed from the list, according to Ramirez, who notes Mr. Obama recently said there has been no recent evidence of Cuba supporting global terrorism.

Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Senate's Foreign Relations panel, confirmed the agency has recommended removing Cuba from the list. "The United States has a unique opportunity to begin a fresh chapter with Cuba,'' he said.

The American leader has long signaled he is willing to remove the island nation from the list, as part of the normalization in diplomatic relations. Three other countries are on the U.S. list, accused of repeatedly supporting global terrorism: Syria, Iran and Sudan.

Mr. Obama arrived in Panama late Thursday for the Summit of the Americas.His decision on Cuba is expected to be announced later this week.

"Throughout this process, our emphasis has been on the facts," Mr. Obama said. "So, we want to make sure that given that this is a powerful tool to isolate those countries that genuinely do support terrorism, that when we make those designations, we've got strong evidence that in fact that's the case and as circumstances change, then that list will change as well."

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