Obama says Castro meeting a ‘turning point’ in US-Cuba relations – BBC News

Obama says Castro meeting a ‘turning point’ in US-Cuba relations

BBC News:April 11, 2015 – Caribbean and Latin America

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US President Barack Obama has said that his meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro could be a “turning point”.

He described the meeting on the fringes of the Summit of the Americas as “candid and fruitful”.

Mr Obama said that the former foes would continue to have differences but that they could advance their mutual interests.

The meeting was the first formal talks between the two countries’ leaders in more than half a century.  

“What we have both concluded is that we can disagree with a spirit of respect and civility,” said President Obama. “Over time, it is possible for us to turn the page and develop a new relationship between our two countries.”

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-32273750

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