Mayor Bowser Heads to Cuba on Saturday

Bowser is off to Cuba this weekend. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Bowser is off to Cuba this weekend. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Posted February 18, 2016 at 4:45pm

With President Barack Obama’s Cuba trip about a month away, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is headed to the Caribbean island.  

The goal of this trip is to form relationships for future opportunities in Cuba and “showcase the Washington metropolitan area’s strengths in transportation, tourism, health and education,” according to a news release.  

The mayor leaves on Saturday for the five-day trip, joined by other Washington regional leaders, including Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia Maurice Jones.  

“From China to Cuba — and everywhere in between — these missions are important because they can create jobs for our residents and improve our local economies,” Bowser said in the release. “I look forward to joining my fellow regional leaders to Cuba as we explore investment opportunities and position ourselves for greater economic success.”

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