Washington, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Prominent leaders of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania launched today the bipartisan Pennsylvania State Council-Engage Cuba, aimed at seeking support for closer ties with the island, and the end of travel and trade restrictions.
With that step, the territory becomes the 18th state in this country to join Engage Cuba, a coalition based in Washington DC that is dedicated to promoting legislation to eliminate the economic, commercial and financial blockade that has been imposed on the Caribbean country for more than 55 years old.
Through a statement, the organization reported that the structure created on Monday will urge Congress to lift the prohibitions that harm both the inhabitants of Pennsylvania and the Cubans.
Ending trade restrictions on Cuba could bring new opportunities to Pennsylvania’s agriculture, manufacturing and other major export industries while creating jobs in the Commonwealth, coalition president James Williams said on the subject.
But he said that to implement that boost the Congress should put an end to arbitrary measures that impede U.S. participation in Cuban markets, and applauded Senator Bob Casey (Democrat), and representatives Mike Doyle (Democrat) and Glenn Thompson ( Republican) for their support of legislative efforts in this area.