The Cuban minister and US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, opened the meeting, which follows the one held in October in Havana in order to take advantage of Obama’s actions, particularly those issued on January 26 last, related to access to credit and travel facilities.
According to the senior official, the key issues by the blockade, such as banning the use of the US dollar in transactions.
This not only affects operations with US companies, also with the rest of the world, said the owner of MINCEX, and called for international banks dissuasive financial persecution that the White House held on the Caribbean island.
After December 17, 2014, when the two governments announced the bilateral approach, six fines have been applied to international banking institutions, amounting to more than two billion dollars, he illustrated.
In his speech, the representative of the Greater Antilles said that Cuba is aware that the lifting of the siege entirely up to Congress, but “the executive has extensive powers and could make progress in dismantling”.
We are not naive, we know that such decisions represent inmates, especially in an election year political problems, but there is support in the United States for further progress, he said.
Both Malmierca as Pritzker shared their optimism regulatory meeting scheduled tomorrow with the participation of managers and experts of the two countries.
Translated by: Daysi Olano Fernandez