French president Hollande visits Cuba, meets Castro brothers
May 12 , 2015
Francois Hollande met Cuba's Fidel Castro and Raul Castro in the first visit by a French president to Cuba since 1898.
Calling for an end to the US trade embargo on Cuba, Hollande said that it had damaged the development of the island nation.
The French president, who is the first western leader to visit Cuba in decades, spoke with Fidel Castro for an hour before meeting President Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother.
Relations between Cuba and the US are on a mend since December.