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Who Greeted the Obamas at Havana Airport?

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U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle approach Cuba's foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez as they arrive at Havana's international airport, March 20, 2016.

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle approach Cuba's foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez as they arrive at Havana's international airport, March 20, 2016.

U.S. President Barack Obama, arriving for his historic trip to Cuba, stepped off Air Force One under cloudy skies and light rain at the airport in Havana just after 4:30 Sunday afternoon.

On the tarmac, the president, his wife and two daughters were greeted by a Cuban delegation that also presented first lady Michelle Obama with a bouquet of flowers.

The were greeted by the following people:

  • Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Affairs, Cuba
  • Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, general director of the United States Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba
  • Gustavo Machin Gomez, deputy director for American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba
  • José R. Cabañas Rodríguez, Ambassador of Cuba to the United States
  • Inés Fors Fernández, Wife of Ambassador José R. Cabañas Rodríguez
  • Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, charge d'affaires to Cuba at the U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba
  • Jennifer Lee DeLaurentis, wife of Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis
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