Negotiators from the United States and Cuba appeared optimistic after a second round of meetings where the future of diplomatic relation between both the countries was discussed.
US President Barack Obama is due to attend the Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 10-11, which Cuba will also be attending for the first time. The embassies are planned to be opened before the summit.
It was also revealed that more diplomatic exchanges were planned including a first US-Cuba human rights dialogue, due to be held sometime in late March.
Two Cuban teams are planning to visit Washington next week; to discuss human trafficking and civil aviation, and then early next month a US delegation will travel to Havana to work on greater Internet connectivity in order to provide access to information for the Cuban people.