"So much of the current bilateral relationship is based on rebuilding trust. The impact of this announcement together with the attacks are no doubt damaging to all that’s been accomplished the past couple years,” pointed out AS/COA's Alana Tummino.
“Rolling back the policy of engagement will hurt the very people it aims to support,” said AS/COA's Alana Tummino.
"Any change in regulations in Cuba policy takes time...there are currently many different business sectors exploring options to expand their footprint in Cuba, and others have signed deals," explained AS/COA's Alana Tummino.
The White House reportedly plans to continue expanding telecommunications and internet access to Cuba. AS/COA's Alana Tummino commented on the role American tech companies have played in building trust between the two countries.
Stronger engagement with the island has advanced U.S. national interests and values, created opportunities for American companies, and supported the Cuban people.