Five U-S lawmakers, including North Carolina Congressman Bob Etheridge, made an unannounced visit to Havana to explore agricultural trade opportunities with Cuba.
It's Etheridge's first trip to Cuba.
Officials hope to secure contracts to sell up to 150 million dollars in American goods to Cuba.
The U.S. delegation headed by Connecticut Democrat Rosa De Lauro plans to meet with at least one top Cuban official before returning to the United States. The Washington-based Center for Democracy in the Americas -- which opposes the U-S embargo toward Cuba -- helped
organize the trip.
The lawmakers' visit coincided with a trade fair on the communist-run island bringing together 114 food and agricultural companies from 22 U.S. states.