(CNN) — President Barack Obama will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday for a bilateral meeting at the United Nations General Assembly, the White House announced Sunday.
On Saturday, Castro called for the U.S. to lift its embargo against Cuba during his speech at the U.N. Sustainable Development Summit, his first time speaking at the United Nations.
While Castro applauded the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, he also called the embargo an "economic, commercial and financial blockade" that brought hardship to the Cuban people and stood as the main obstacle to the country's economic development.
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