Congressman Mike Doyle, of PA’s 14th District, has announced that he will be travelling to Cuba this week to explore potential partnerships between Cuba and Southwestern Pennsylvania.
“I will be part of a delegation of businesspeople, academics, government officials, and individuals that will be traveling to Cuba this week for meetings to explore possible partnerships that would be of benefit to Southwestern Pennsylvania,” Rep. Doyle wrote in a press release.
“The changing relationship between the United States and Cuba could open up significant economic opportunities for our region,” he continued.
“The Pittsburgh delegation has meetings scheduled with Cuban government, education, and business leaders in which we hope to explore opportunities for investment in sectors like energy innovation, telecommunications, agriculture, and sports, as well as to lay the groundwork for student exchanges and increased travel opportunities between Pittsburgh and Cuba.”
Under the Obama Administration, the United States has sought to improve relations with the Caribbean nation. The trade embargo was softened, Cuba was taken off the “terrorist sponsor” list and embassies were established in each nation for the first time since 1961.