President Barack Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro will both give public statements at 12 p.m. ET after Cuba’s Wednesday release of U.S. prisoner Alan Gross.
The White House said that Obama would make his noon statement from the Cabinet Room. CNN reported that Castro would make a statement at the same time on “international relations with the United States.”
Gross was released by Cuba on Wednesday in a prisoner exchange, in which three Cubans imprisoned in the United States were also freed.