Boise State University Professor Uwe Reischl, from the university’s Department of Community and Environmental Health, recently traveled to Havana, Cuba, to take part in the Engage Cuba State Council Summit meeting.
Bringing leaders from government, business and academia together in the country’s capital city, the summit allowed American and Cuban stakeholders to identify ways in which the two countries can work together when the current Cuba trade embargo is lifted, including cooperation on goals like further technology transfer, expanded educational exchanges, increased agricultural trade and improving public health services in Cuba through telehealth technologies.
At the summit, Reischl joined the likes of U.S. Ambassador to Cuba Jeffrey DeLaurentis and Cuban officials from the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Investments and Ministry of Education.
The four-day event also included more intimate interactions, such as personal meetings with Cuban small business owners, university professors, medical school administrators and local medical services providers.
At the conclusion of the summit, those in attendance had identified ways in which both countries can benefit from an end to the trade embargo, in terms of their economies, educational systems and societal benefits.
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