Obama Shakes Hands With Cuba's Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas (Photo + Video)

President Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro shook hands Friday night at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, a significant moment in their countries' efforts to repair relations after decades of animosity.

“At the Summit of the Americas this evening, President Obama and President Castro greeted each other and shook hands," National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said in a statement.

A White House official described the handshake as an informal interaction, with no substantiative conversation, according to a pool report. (thehill)

Here is the video: 'Surprised Obama didn't bow

EXCLUSIVO: encuentro del pdte de Cuba Raul Catro y el pdte de EEUU Barack a Obama

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