JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro while attending the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.
This came after small steps taken by the two sides recently toward rapprochement.
Obama, Bush leave for Mandela memorial service
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush left Monday morning for a memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela, slated for Tuesday in Johannesburg.
Bush and his wife Laura joined Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama aboard Air Force One to travel to South Africa, according to a White House press pool report. Full story