United States and Cuban government officials will announce on Wednesday that the two countries have reached an agreement to re-establish formal diplomatic relations and open embassies in Washington and Havana, a senior administration official told ABC News.
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are expected to make the news public tomorrow.
Sources also tell ABC News the opening could come as early as the end of July.
Preparations have been underway for weeks for the Cuban Interest Section in Washington D.C. to come to be an embassy. Earlier this month a new flag pole was raised outside the developing for the incredibly 1st time. The final time a flag flew on the home in D.C. was 1961, when diplomatic ties have been broken.
Final month, the U.S. removed Cuba from the list of nations supporting terrorism, where it was listed in 1982.