Tuesday 27th March, 2007 Posted: 16:31 CIT (21:31 GMT)
HAVANA (AP) – Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and top Cuban trade officials
are putting the final touches on another round of contracts to export
the U.S. state's food to the communist–run island.
It was the Republican's third visit to Havana. In 2005, he signed deals
to export US$30 million worth of agricultural products to Cuba, and
Nebraska officials agreed to a similar deal a year ago, with about a
third of those contracts executed since, the governor said.
Past agreements have sent Nebraska beans, corn, wheat, turkey, pork,
beef and soy products to the island.
Cuban officials scheduled a signing ceremony at the capital's Hotel
Palco for Tuesday night, but Heineman would not say how much those
contracts would be worth.