Congressman David Cicilline is among a group of lawmakers joining President Obama on his historic trip to Cuba this weekend. The visit will mark Cicilline’s second experience in Cuba.
Cicilline made his first visit to Cuba about a year ago with a group of other congressional Democrats. He said President Obama’s visit has far greater importance.
“This will be the first American president to visit Cuba in 88 years, so it’s very historic,” said Cicilline. “The hope is that we’ll build upon the work that the president has begun to normalize relations between our two countries. It will be an opportunity to advance commercial and people to people ties.”
Cicilline said human rights issues in Cuba will also be part of the discussion. The U.S. delegation is slated to return Tuesday.