It is expected that during his visit Obama will meet with President of Cuba Raul Castro and will discuss ways to normalize relations between the two countries. Also the U.S. leader will make a statement to the Cuban people.

In December 2014 it was announced plans to restore diplomatic relations between USA and Cuba after 53 years of interruption. Raul Castro and Barack Obama in April met, and in July the two countries opened diplomatic missions in the territories of each other. In September 2015, the head of Cuba Raul Castro became the Cuban leader, who came to the United States in the twenty-first century.

The last time an American President Calvin Coolidge came to Cuba in 1928. In 1960, after the revolution in the island country broke off diplomatic and economic relations.