After more than 50 years of tense relations, Cuba and the United States will take another step toward a healthy relationship. President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the two countries will be reopening embassies in Washington and Havana. They first announced talks of a possible reconciliation in December.
Obama also met with President Raul Castro in April, and the Caribbean country was taken off the list of state sponsors of terror in June. The embassies are expected to open on or around July 20.
Check out some of Obama’s speech below.