NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday.
A spokesman for the mayor said the two met for an hour at the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in New York.READ MORE: Long Island Hoping For Best But Bracing For Worst As Nor'easter Approaches: 'Get Prepared Now'
Castro and de Blasio spoke about Cuban history, pre-kindergarten programs, health care and women’s rights.
Castro is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. He met with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday.READ MORE: Remembering NYPD Officer Jason Rivera: Wake Held For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
Mayoral spokesman Peter Kadushin said the mission invited de Blasio to meet with Castro. He said the two had a “productive exchange of ideas.”
De Blasio and Castro were joined by members of their families, as well as officials from their administrations.MORE NEWS: Health Officials Tracking New 'Stealth' Omicron Variant Spreading In Europe, Detected In U.S.
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