Statement on Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla

September 26, 2017

Press Corps colleagues,

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met today with the Minister of Foreign Affairs from the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla in Washington, D.C. The conversation was firm and frank and reflected the United States’ profound concern for the safety and security of its diplomatic personnel. The Secretary conveyed the gravity of the situation and underscored the Cuban authorities’ obligations to protect Embassy staff and their families under the Vienna Convention.