The State Department will hang the Cuban flag in the lobby of the State Department building on Monday in recognition of the imminent reopening of the communist nation's embassy in Washington. The AP's Matt Lee reports:

Cuban flag to be hung alongside those of other nations in @StateDept lobby Monday AM before Cuba reopens embassy in DC, per @statedeptspox — Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) July 17, 2015

Flag of #Cuba will be hung in alphabetical order with others in @statedept lobby, which should put it between #Croatia and #Cyprus. — Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) July 17, 2015

President Eisenhower had the Cuban embassy closed in January 1961 and severed diplomatic relations with the communist government of Fidel Castro. President Obama announced in December 2014 that he is setting a "new course" with Cuba. The reopening of the embassy is just the latest step in that new course.