Presidents from the US and Cuba have historically sat down at a negotiating table for the first time in more than 50 years. Barack Obama met with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro to discuss relations between the two countries.
The meeting has been confirmed by the White House press service.
“We are now in a position to move on a path toward the future,” Obama told Castro at the meeting. “Over time it is possible for us to turn the page and develop a new relationship between our two countries.”
“We are willing to discuss everything but we need to be patient, very patient,” Castro replied.