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Juan Lamigueiro, deputy chief of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington D.C., spoke at the 95th annual session of the Maritime Association of Virginia, and toured on Friday the economic facilities linked to port operations in this historic American state.
Lamigueiro said in front of more than 900 participants of the meeting in Norfolk that Cuba welcomes cooperation and trade with Virginia. Interrupted by frequent applause, the Cuban senior diplomat said that the Cuban people know about Virginia products, like apples, soy and chicken and invited companies of that state to join an announced visit of governor Terry McAuliffe to Cuba and to explore the economic potential of the island.
Previously, Lamigueiro and his companions visited the modern International Terminal of Virginia, port facility with a few years of operation, fully automated and equipped. Also the operating system has similar characteristics to those used in Cuba for the new port of Mariel, west of Havana.

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