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Cuban Ambassador to the US meets with Kentucky businessmen

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HAVANA, Cuba, May 9 (acn) José Ramón Cabañas, Cuban ambassador to the United States, confirmed the interest of business representatives and other sectors of the state of Kentucky in increasing links with the Caribbean island, Prensa Latina news agency reported.

During a visit to that territory, Cabañas exchanged greetings with Governor Matt Bevin, and with the mayors of the cities of Louisville and Lexington, Gregory E. Fischer and Jim Gray, respectively.
During the stay he also held meetings with federal congressmen James Comer and John Yarmutha, as well as with other state representatives, the Cuban Embassy said in a statement.
The program also included a visit to the headquarters of the University of Louisville, where the Cuban diplomat was received by Gregory Postel, interim president of that institution.
There was an activity organized by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, which brought together more than a hundred attendees, including businessmen, academics, students and other local figures.
Cabañas also spoke with executives and representatives of major companies based in that state, including Steve Wilson and Greg Creed, CEOs of the companies 21c Museum Hotels and Yum! Brands, Inc., respectively.
The Ambassador, who was accompanied by Miguel Velez, first secretary of the Caribbean Embassy and specialist in economic and trade issues, also spoke with members of the Cuban community in Kentucky.

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