Obama and Castro will speak during the UN Assembly, according to White House
US President Barack Obama plans to "have a word" with his counterpart from Cuba, Raul Castro, when both meet on the UN General Assembly in the coming days, said the White House.
"Our expectation is that the president (Obama) will have the opportunity to see President Castro in a time when both are there," said the deputy national security adviser for strategic communication for Obama, Ben Rhodes, in a conference call.
It is not expected that the two leaders hold a formal bilateral meeting, but find a time to "talk and continue the process of normalization" of relations to be determined sometime between Sunday and Monday, when both meet in New York.
The interaction would mark the second face meeting between the two leaders since the beginning of bilateral thaw in December, after the meeting held last April at the Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama.