Panama: Castro and Obama hold momentous meeting in Panama City

If the US and Cuba are able to build a relationship of mutual respect and candidness it will have a positive impact on the world, US President Barack Obama said during a meeting with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in Panama City on Saturday. Speaking at the first meeting between a US and Cuban leader in more than half a century, Obama added that he will do everything to enable the Cuban people to "prosper and live in freedom and security" in order to enjoy a connection with a world where their talents, their ingenuity and hard work can thrive. As Obama was speaking, a translator translated his words into Spanish. At the end of the question and answer session, Obama can be heard thanking Castro before shaking his hand.

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