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.

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.

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.

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