President Obama has accepted an invitation to make an official visit to Puerto Rico, the U.S. commonwealth's governor said Tuesday. An administration official confirmed the visit to CNN's Ed Henry.
Gov. Luis G. Fortuño's statement on the visit after the jump:
"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," said Fortuño, who revealed that along with the First Lady of PR, had been holding talks with the U.S. president and First Lady, Michelle Obama, about visiting since February 2009.
"With his visit, President Obama fulfills his commitment he made during the presidential primaries of 2008, to return to Puerto Rico as president," said Chief Executive. "Puerto Rico prepares to host its first official presidential visit since 1962, when President John F. Kennedy was greeted with great enthusiasm by our people. I'm sure the reception that President Obama will receive the upcoming June 14 will be no less remarkable and productive."