(WASHINGTON) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn will travel to Cuba on Monday, where they are expected to meet with Cuba President Raul Castro and other officials during a three-day stay on the island.
The trip reportedly comes following an invitation from the Cuban government, according to a press release from the Carter Center. President Carter will reportedly meet with officials to discuss new economic policies and ways to improve relations between the United States and Cuba. The trip is being described as a nongovernmental mission under the auspices of the not-for-profit Carter Center.
Published reports say President Carter may raise the issue of Alan Gross with officials during his trip. Gross is a USAID contractor who was recently sentenced to 15 years in a Cuban prison for illegally bringing communications equipment into Cuba.
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