US Appoints New Special Envoy for Cuba Guantanamo Closure

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Lee Wolosky

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that Lee S. Wolosky will be the new Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure.

The job of the Special Envoy is to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba by negotiating with countries which might accept the transfer of captives, honoring one of President Barack Obama’s campaign promises.

“Today, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Wolosky, as the State Department’s Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure,” said Kerry. “Lee will lead our ongoing diplomatic engagement to make possible the closure of the Guantanamo detention facility in a timely manner, consistent with American interests and the security of our people. ‎”

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