India welcomes resumption of US-Cuba ties

 India Thursday welcomed the resumption of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba after more than 50 years.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 18, 2014, 18:38 PM IST

New Delhi: India Thursday welcomed the resumption of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba after more than 50 years.

In response to a media query, external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said: "India, which enjoys excellent relations with the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba, welcomes the decision by both the countries to re-establish diplomatic relations."

In a major policy shift, the US and Cuba announced restoration of diplomatic relations and also agreed on a swap of prisoners, including five US men held in Cuba for years.