25 Feb 2010

Castro in good health, says Lula da Silva

8:31 pm on 25 February 2010

The president of Brazil has met the former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, in Havana and says he's in exceptionally good health.

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who spent more than an hour with Mr Castro, says he seems to have recovered from the health crisis that has kept him out of the public eye for more than three years.

Cuba's state television says the two men discussed several matters, including the recent United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen.