The Cuban business delegation composed mainly of leaders from the maritime-port sector in the island, visited Palm Beach, Florida on January 27-28.
During its stay in Florida, the Cuban representatives were received by Mayor of Riviera Beach, Thomas Masters, who presented them with the key to the city as a token of the commitment and interest of Riviera Beach to strengthen the relations with the island and to continue working towards the lifting of the blockade imposed unjustly on Cuba for over 50 years.
The Cuban delegation met also with the Palm Beach Port Authority and toured the Port’s facilities. As part of this visit, a Memorandum of Understanding was expected to be signed between the Port of Palm Beach and Cuba’s Port Administration, but was not signed by the reasons already stated by the media. However, the Palm Beach Port Authority reaffirmed their will to continue working towards the strengthening of the economic-commercial relations with Cuba.
This was also an auspicious visit to organize two events between the Cuban leaders and businessmen from several sectors intended to dialogue on the opportunities for doing business with and making foreign investment in Cuba.
The Cuban delegation will visit the United States until February 3 and as part of its program of activities, it will visit the ports of Virginia and Tampa Bay in the coming days. It will also hold meetings with top officials of the US Chamber of Commerce and the American Association of Port Authorities.