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: Gen. Colin Powell, Former Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Due To Complications From COVID-19
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: Reaction Pours In To Death Of Gen. Colin Powell
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: PHOTO GALLERY: Gen. Colin Powell Through The Years
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