With the participation of Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez, an event organized by the Center for International Policy and the Ocean Doctor organization was held in Washington D.C., which focused on the cooperation between Cuba and the United States in the field of environmental sustainability and historic preservation.
The event favored the debate on the experiences implemented in this field between both countries and highlighted the possibilities that still exist for developing projects of this nature.
During his remarks, the Cuban diplomat underscored the actions of cooperation that continue to develop today between various U.S. governmental agencies and organizations and their Cuban counterparts, as he also highlighted the validity of the bilateral instruments signed between Cuba and the United States during the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama, which are the legal framework for the development of collaboration initiatives in different areas.
Among the speakers were Salih Booker, Executive Director, Center for International Policy; Dr. David E. Guggenheim, President of Ocean Doctor; Robert Muse, Lawyer specialized in Cuban affairs; Dr. Brain M. Boom, Vice President for Conservation Strategy at New York Botanic Garden; Norma Barbacci, with Preservation Consultants; among other experts.
The exchange also favored the debate on topics such as the importance to combine the increase in tourism with sustainable practices and the link of communities to ecosystem protection projects.