On February 14, 2018, a first technical exchange was held in Washington D.C. between authorities from Cuba and the United States charged with the prevention and combat against trafficking in persons and child sexual abuse. This exchange falls within the context of the law enforcement dialogue between both countries.
During the meeting, both parties talked about the experiences gained in the prevention and combat against these crimes, the common challenges they face, and the actions of cooperation that need to be coordinated between the relevant authorities of both countries.
On February 13, 2018, the Fifth Exchange on the Trafficking in Persons was held in Washington D.C. between multi-sectoral delegations from Cuba and the United States. Both parties gave updates on the advances made, experiences gained and the challenges they face in the prevention of and combat against the trafficking in persons and in their work to protect victims.
On January 22-23, 2018, the eighth technical exchange between representatives of Cuba’s Border Guard Troops and the U.S. Coast Guard Service was held in Florida, United States, with the objective of exchanging on ways to increase bilateral cooperation in the combat against irregular emigration and drug trafficking, and in search and rescue operations.
The meeting took place in an ambiance of respect and professionalism.
On January 19, 2018, the fourth technical exchange on the combat against illicit drug trafficking was held in Washington D.C. between Cuban and U.S. authorities.
The meeting falls within the context of the law enforcement dialogue established between both countries in November 2015.
The Cuban delegation expressed the willingness to continue advancing the operational cooperation with the US relevant authorities, in the prevention of and combat against this crime.