On 17 January 2017, President-Elect Donald J. Trump attended the Chairman's Global Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon auditorium in Washington DC.
The Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President-Elect of the United States, confirmed that 147 representatives of governments were invited to the event.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee has not responded to inquiries as to whether a representative of the government of the Republic of Cuba was invited to the event.
The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington DC has neither reported receiving an invitation to the event nor sending a representative to the event.
The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba reported that H.E. José Ramón Cabañas, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the United States, was among foreign delegation leadership invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony on 20 January 2017 at The Capitol.
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