Home Page | Photos | Video | Forum | Most Popular | Special Reports | Biz China Weekly
Make Us Your Home Page
World
Most Searched: Mandela  Thailand  Ukraine  air crash  Haiyan  

Raul Castro calls on U.S. to respect differences with Cuba

English.news.cn   2013-12-22 10:52:15            

HAVANA, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday asked the United States to respect its differences with his country, and to establish a civilized bilateral relationship.

"If in recent times we have been able to maintain some exchanges on issues of mutual benefit between Cuba and the United States, we believe we can resolve other issues of interests and establish a civilized relationship," the Cuban leader said when closing the last parliamentary session this year.

Castro reiterated his willingness to hold talks with Washington, and urged the neighboring country to "learn mutually to respect our differences and get used to living in peace with them."

Earlier this month, Castro shook hands with U.S. President Barack Obama while attending the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela, which raised expectations for an improvement of the bilateral relations. However, both governments later played down the handshake, saying it was only a polite gesture.

The United States formally broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961 over ideological differences following the victory of the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro, which resulted in the nationalization of all properties of U.S. companies on the island.

Related:

Obama calls for updated policies toward Cuba

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called for updated policies toward Cuba in light of changing circumstances.

"We have to be creative, and we have to be thoughtful, and we have to continue to update our policies," the president said at a fundraising event in Miami, Florida. Full story

Obama urges more investment in infrastructure to create jobs

HOUSTON, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called for more investment in the nation's infrastructure to create jobs and boost the economy when he inspected New Orleans, a port in the state of Louisiana on the Gulf of Mexico.Full Story

Editor: Hou Qiang
分享
Related News
Home >> World            
Most Popular English Forum  
Top News  >>
Photos  >>
Video  >>
Top World News Latest News  
  Special Reports  >>
010020070750000000000000011100001329867421