Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State David Thorne Travels to Cuba

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 30, 2015


Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State David Thorne will travel to Havana on November 1-3 to meet with government officials and business leaders, with the goal of supporting Cuba’s emerging private sector as part of the Department’s Shared Prosperity Agenda. José Raúl Perales, Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will accompany Ambassador Thorne.

The delegation will meet with government officials and have discussions with entrepreneurs, visit the Mariel Port, and attend the inauguration of the U.S.-Cuba Business Council and the opening ceremony of the 33rd annual Havana International Fair (FIHAV); Havana’s largest annual multi-sector trade fair.

For updates, please follow Ambassador Thorne on Twitter @Amb_Thorne.