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Cuomo to become first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since Obama's new policy

Xinhua, April 20, 2015 Adjust font size:

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday met with members of the State's Trade Mission to Cuba to prepare for his upcoming official visit to Havana, the first by a U.S. governor since President Barack Obama announced the decision to normalize relations with Cuba.

"As the door begins to open between the United States and Cuba, we want New York businesses to be first out of the gate when it comes to building trade partnerships and establishing a strong position in this new market," Cuomo said.

State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is also among the delegates for the two-day visit that starts on Monday.

"For New York State's businesses in the banking, financial, agricultural, and technology sectors this (the visit) is a unique opportunity to gain access to an emerging market," he said. Endi