Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins from San Diego will lead a California agricultural trade delegation to Cuba next week amid the thaw in relations with the Communist country.
“With the federal government moving forward with efforts to normalize diplomatic, economic and commercial relations, it is important for California to also engage with Cuba and expand economic relationships that create new opportunities for businesses in our state,” Atkins said.
Leading the delegation with Atkins is Assemblymember Henry Perea from Fresno, which is the leading agricultural county in the United States. Perea is chair of the Assembly’s Agriculture Committee.
The trip is scheduled from March 30 to April 3, during the legislative recess. Atkins’ office said no Assembly funds are being spent on the trip.
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