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JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 10, 2013 (Xinhua) -- Cuban leader Raul Castro addresses the state memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, south Africa, Dec. 10, 2013
JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 10, 2013 (Xinhua) -- Cuban leader Raul Castro addresses the state memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, south Africa, Dec. 10, 2013

HAVANA, Dec. 17 (Xinhua/Sun) -- Cuban President Raul Castro confirmed here Wednesday in a special TV appearance that his government and the Obama Administration of the United States had agreed to re-establish the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Castro said that he and U.S. President Barack Obama had a phone conversation Tuesday, discussing and addressing measures aiming to normalize the bilateral ties.


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