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Cuban President Raúl Castro in New York, meets with Gov. Andrew Cuomo

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22:  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo speaks to the media at a rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage on July 22, 2015 in New York City. A panel appointed by Cuomo recommended on Wednesday that the minimum wage be raised for employees of fast-food chain restaurants throughout the state.  The panel recommended that the $15 rate be phased in by December 31, 2018 for New York City and by July 1, 2021 for the rest of the state.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo speaks to the media at a rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage on July 22, 2015 in New York City. A panel appointed by Cuomo recommended on Wednesday that the minimum wage be raised for employees of fast-food chain restaurants throughout the state. The panel recommended that the $15 rate be phased in by December 31, 2018 for New York City and by July 1, 2021 for the rest of the state. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)  (2015 Getty Images)

New York's governor and the president of Cuba have met to discuss economic development as relations between the Caribbean nation and the U.S. continue to thaw.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Raul Castro met Friday afternoon at the Cuban mission to the United Nations in New York City. Cuomo was joined by Howard Zemsky, his administration's top economic development official.

Cuomo traveled to Cuba in April for a two-day trade mission, becoming the first sitting American governor to visit the nation since President Barack Obama and Castro announced the two nations would re-establish diplomatic ties.

The Democratic governor has said he wants to find ways to help New York take advantage of the emerging Cuban market.

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