Texas governor arrives in Cuba to explore business options

Posted: 02-Dec-15 09:02

Texas' Republican governor, Greg Abbott landed in Cuba yesterday for a three-day visit during which, according to Spanish news agency, EFE, he will be leading a commercial delegation to evaluate and further explore new business possibilities in the island.

Texas governor arrives in Cuba to explore business options

Having touched down in Havana only hours ago, the purpose of Texan governor, Greg Abbott, has been revealed by Spanish news agency EFE on what is his first visit to the island and which entails a series of talks with various Cuban governmental authorities as well as the exploration of mutual areas of cooperation and commercialisation across various sectors in the Cuban economy.

The third U.S. governor to visit Cuba since the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations, Mr Abbott follows in the steps of New York’s Andrew Cuomo and Arkansas’ Asa Hutchinson.

During his time in Cuba, the Texan governor is expected to meet with authorities from Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Foreign Investment, as well as representatives from the Special Development Zone of Mariel, the CIMEX corporation, the food importing company, ALIMPORT and the Chamber of Commerce, according to what Spanish news agency EFE revealed to diplomatic sources.

Abbott, who took on the role of governor since January this year is currently in Havana accompanied by representatives from various Texan agricultural, commercial and port industries. According to a recent report by the Texas A&M University, the American state of Texas offers great potential for their Cuban counterparts in the export of food and agricultural goods, with an estimated value that could reach the 18.8 million dollar per year figure.

The southern American state has been actively promoting commercial relations with Cuba for quite some time, most predominantly so in the last few years, sending various representatives to the island with concrete business missions since as far back as 2008. The most recent of these took place in April this year with the purpose of exploring new commercial opportunities that have been made possible thanks to the changes in legislation and the easing of some restrictions to the infamous U.S. embargo on Cuba.


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