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.

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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.

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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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