President Donald Trump is set to visit Cuba this week, his first foreign trip since taking office in January.
But a report that the visit will also be shrouded in secrecy raises questions over whether Trump has been trying to curry favor with the communist country.
Trump will meet with Cuba’s President Raul Castro and a top aide on Wednesday.
Cuban President Rauf Castro is expected to be at the White House Wednesday, according to the New York Times.
The Associated Press has also reported that the White, House and State Departments will hold closed briefings about the trip on Wednesday with representatives from the Cuban government and private companies, including some with ties to Cuba.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that the meeting with Castro is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
“We’ll have a full briefing in the morning with the Cuban people and we’ll have that for the media,” Spicer said.
“And so the White house will be providing information on the visit as we have all along.”
The AP reports that the briefing will be in Spanish and will include information about the Cuban economy and relations with the United States.
The White House is still seeking to clarify whether Trump will be able to attend the briefing in English.