Gov. Cuomo plans mission to Cuba to promote NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a month after the federal government announced that travel restrictions would be eased, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning a trip to Cuba.

Spokeswoman Melissa DeRosa said in an email Saturday that Cuomo plans to lead a trade mission to the island nation to promote New York. She did not say when the governor would travel, adding that details would be announced later.

On Dec. 17, Cuba and the United States announced that the U.S. embargo on Cuba would be eased and diplomatic relations would be normalized.

DeRosa said the trip to Cuba would be part of a “Global NY” initiative. Cuomo had previously announced that he plans trips to Israel, China, Mexico and elsewhere during his new second term as governor.

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