More than thirty American state legislators Illinois are visiting Cuba with the intention of promoting Trade between the two countries.
Democrat Dan Burke, who heads the group of 33 legislators, Cuban told reporters that during his stay on the island expect "Some business opportunities arise."
The delegation arrived Tuesday in Havana and remain until Monday on the island, where he will meet with officials government, tour tourist areas and visit a school medicine in which young Americans are studying.
Before leaving on a trip to the island, one of the members of the group, Jack Franks said that the purposes is to restore sales Cuba trade, which at one time were the order of $ 650 billion but declined 90 percent.
Franks also said that lawmakers had asked to meet with President Raul Castro.
Charles Serrano, who coordinated the trip and is director of the agency Taino Caribbean Services, said the goal "is to break the embargo and to establish relationships between Americans and Cubans were the policy of Miami and Washington. "
According to Serrano, the October 28 first arrive in Cuba Direct flight from Chicago with a large business delegation to attend the International Fair Havana.
The first trade missions Illinois traveled to the island in 1999 and 2000 to sell agricultural products.