In one of the highest level talks between Cuba and America in the last 60 years President Obama met Cuban President Raul Castro yesterday where the two men agreed to push ahead on improving relations after decades of hostility. This long anticipated between President Raul Castro since taking the presidency after the death of his father President Fidel Castro perhaps one of the world’s longest serving leaders of any country in modern times who was one of the worlds most influential communist revolutionaries and who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and became it’s President from 1976 to 2008.
The meeting might its hope bring about a new dawn of a new invigorated economic alliance and prosperity between both countries it is hoped.
The US President described their private meeting as “historic,” hoping that the two countries can now end the antagonism of the Cold War era, although he commented that he would continue to pressure the communist-led country on democracy and human rights.
“Obviously there are still going to be deep and significant differences between our two governments,” Obama informed President Raul Castro as they met in Panama, where they both attended a summit of leaders from across the Americas.
The U.S. president said he believed both sides could raise their concerns about the other’s policies yet still work together to boost commercial, travel and diplomatic ties.