Obama, Castro Discuss Pope's Visit, New Trade Regulations

The two leaders spoke by telephone Friday.

HAVANA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Friday about Pope Francis' visit to both countries starting on Saturday and new regulations relaxing Washington's trade embargo on the island, Cuba's government said.

The two leaders also talked about recently restored diplomatic relations between the former Cold War enemies and the upcoming U.N. General Assembly where both leaders are due to speak on Sept. 28, the government statement said. (Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne, Toni Reinhold)

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