Landmark meeting: Obama, Castro meet in Panama

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Landmark meeting: Obama, Castro meet in Panama


US President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro held unprecedented face-to-face talks in Panama on Saturday, April 11, soothing decades of Cold War-era antagonism in a historic effort to restore diplomatic ties.

In the first sitdown between leaders of both nations since 1956, Obama thanked Castro for his “spirit of openness and courtesy” during their interactions, while the communist leader stressed that the negotiations will require patience.

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