Obama, Cuba's President Raul Castro to Meet in New York

by The Associated Press /  / Updated 
Image: File photo of U.S. President Obama greeting Cuban President Castro at the memorial service for Mandela in Johannesburg
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets Cuba's President Raul Castro before giving his speech at the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg in this December 10, 2013 file photo.KAI PFAFFENBACH / Reuters

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President Barack Obama will hold a formal meeting Tuesday with Cuban President Raul Castro.

The meeting comes on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly, a massive gathering of world leaders in New York.

It marks the second face-to-face meeting between Obama and Castro since the U.S. and Cuba restored diplomatic relations late last year.

Obama and Castro also convened a rare phone call earlier this month ahead of Pope Francis' visit to both their countries.

In addition to his bilateral meeting with Castro, the White House says Obama will meet with the president of Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

Obama arrived in New York Sunday morning. While aboard Air Force One, he spoke with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.

Image: File photo of U.S. President Obama greeting Cuban President Castro at the memorial service for Mandela in Johannesburg
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets Cuba's President Raul Castro before giving his speech at the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg in this December 10, 2013 file photo.KAI PFAFFENBACH / Reuters

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