NM governor leads trade mission to Cuba
Associated Press – August 22, 2010 3:35 PM ET
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was on his way
Sunday to Havana, Cuba as part of a trade mission.
Richardson's office says he will help market New Mexico commodities and
follow up on potential trade partnerships discussed during a visit to
Cuba last year.
The mission will meet with officials from Alimport, the Cuban government
agency responsible for agricultural commerce.
A provision of the U.S. Treasury Department's Foreign Assets Control
authorizes states to sell agricultural, medical and information
technology products in Cuba.
Others on the trip include state Agriculture Department Secretary Miley
Gonzalez and Cultural Affairs Secretary Stuart Ashman.
Richardson's office says the governor and Ashman will pay for their own
The delegation is to return to New Mexico on Friday.