On this January 31, the Cuban business delegation on a visit to the United States until February 3, fulfilled an intense program of activities in Washington D.C.
The Cuban representatives held a meeting with Kurt Nagle, President and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), and engaged in a dialogue on the way this Association operates, its scope and the opportunities it offers for technical and professional exchanges, which could contribute to a greater specialization and further training of Cuban professionals in that field.
The delegation was also received in the headquarters of the US Chamber of Commerce by its Vice President for the Americas, Jodi Bond, who was accompanied by other top officials and businessmen from different sectors as they all held a business roundtable on the existing opportunities in Cuba in the economic-commercial sector.
The Cuban business representatives also held a meeting with the Cuba Working Group of the US House of Representatives and other lawmakers. Among those attending, there were 15 US Congress Representatives, including Barbara Lee (D-CA), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Rick Crawford (R-AK) and Tom Emmer (R-MN), all members of this bipartisan group. In this exchange, the lawmakers advocated for the lifting of the blockade on Cuba and the strengthening of bilateral relations, particularly, the economic-commercial ties with the Island.
Tomorrow, the Cuban delegation will commence its program of activities in Tampa, Florida, as part of which it will visit and meet with the Tampa Bay Port Authority and carry out other activities.