Cuban parliament approves restoring ties with US

 Cuba`s Parliament on Friday unanimously approved a government decision to restore diplomatic relations with the United States, which was a long-time foe.

Havana: Cuba`s Parliament on Friday unanimously approved a government decision to restore diplomatic relations with the United States, which was a long-time foe.

More than 600 deputies of the National Assembly of People`s Power voted for the bill, in sharp contrast with the backlash from conservative US legislators to such a decision by President Barack Obama, Xinhua reported.

Cuban leader Raul Castro and Obama announced Wednesday that they had agreed to restore diplomatic ties between both nations and mark the decision with a humanitarian exchange of long-detained prisoners.