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Puerto Rico governor announces Obama visit

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gov. Luis Fortuno said it will be the first official presidential visit since 1962
  • More details about the trip will be released soon, he says
  • More than 4 million U.S. citizens live in Puerto Rico, the White House says

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to make an official visit to Puerto Rico, the U.S. commonwealth's governor said Tuesday.

"With his visit, President Obama fulfills his commitment he made during the presidential primaries of 2008, to return to Puerto Rico as president," Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno said in a statement.

Fortuno said more details about the visit will be released soon.

The statement said Obama's trip will be the island commonwealth's first official presidential visit since 1962, when President John F. Kennedy went there.

"Since the beginning of my administration, we have been working in close collaboration with the president and his administration to make this historic visit a reality," Fortuno said.

More than 4 million U.S. citizens live in Puerto Rico, the White House said in a statement in March.

CNN's Nick Valencia contributed to this report.

 
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