Clip: Obama in Cuba: "Bury the last remnant of the Cold War"

Mar. 22, 2016 AT 11:25 a.m. EDT

President Obama is on the last day of his historic three-day trip to Cuba after restoring diplomatic relations with the island nation for the first time in half a century. "I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas," Obama said. "I have come here to extend the hand of friendship to the Cuban people."

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I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas.

(APPLAUSE)

I have come here to extend the hand of friendship to the Cuban people.

(APPLAUSE)

Now, I want to be clear. The differences between our governments over these many years are real, and they are important. I'm sure President Castro would say the same thing. I know, because I've heard him address those differences at length. But before I discuss those issues, we also need to recognize how much we share. Because in many ways, the United States and Cuba are like two brothers that have been estranged for many years, even as we share the same blood.

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