Cuban Foreign Trade Minister begins Agenda in USA

Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, begins here today a four-day working visit to the United States, which includes meetings with officials and public and private business people.

The agenda of the Cuban minister, the first in office visiting this country in more than 50 years, also includes meetings with politicians and academicians, in the context of rapprochement between Havana and Washington, as of the decision announced in December 2014 by Presidents, Raul Castro and Barack Obama, to advance towards the normalization of relations.

According to details of his agenda, Malmierca will be received by U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, and they will open the second meeting among officials from the two countries, aimed at discussing the scope of Obama’s executive measures, to modify the blockade to the island for more than five decades.

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