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Chronology of events leading to S. Korean FM's first visit to Cuba

All News 15:19 June 05, 2016

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- The following is a chronology of major events leading to the South Korean foreign minister's first official visit to Cuba on Saturday (local time).

-- July 1949: Cuba recognizes South Korea as a state.

-- January 1959: Cuba severs ties with South Korea after Fidel Castro takes power in a socialist revolution.

-- November 1999: South Korea votes in favor of lifting sanctions against Cuba during a U.N. general assembly meeting.

-- November 2002: The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) signs a memorandum of understanding on trade and investment cooperation with the Cuban government.

-- September 2005: KOTRA opens a branch office in Havana, Cuba.

-- September 2013: South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez, hold talks on the sidelines of a South Korea-Community of Latin American and Caribbean States conference in New York.

-- June 2015: A culture delegation sent by the Cuban government visits South Korea for the first time upon Seoul's invitation.

-- June 3-4, 2016: South Korea's Second Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul visits Cuba to attend a summit of the Association of Caribbean States.

-- June 4, 2016: Yun Byung-se visits Cuba to attend the ACS summit, becoming the first South Korean foreign minister to visit the country.

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