Cuba and the United States advance in the bilateral cooperation against discharges of hydrocarbons and other harmful or potentially hazardous substances

Delegations from Cuba and the United States met to establish a Plan for Bilateral Coordination as part of the implementation of an Agreement signed by both countries in the field of cooperation on the preparedness and response to the pollution caused by discharges of hydrocarbons and other harmful or potentially  hazardous substances in the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits.

The Cuban delegation was composed of representatives of the Ministries of Transportation, the Interior, Energy and Mines, Science, Technology and the Environment, Foreign Affairs, and the National Civil Defense General Staff while the U.S. delegation was composed by representatives of the Department of State and the Coast Guard Service.

The working sessions were held yesterday and today in Fort Lauderdale, in the State of Florida, in a professional and mutually respectful ambiance. This exchange reflects the importance of bilateral cooperation for the protection of the marine environment in a region of great economic importance for both countries as is the Gulf Mexico and the Florida Straits.(Cubaminrex)

Cuba and the United States strengthen cooperation in the field of search and rescue

Authorities of the Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue System of the Republic of Cuba (SAR-Cuba) participated in the observance of a tabletop exercise on search and rescue in Key West, Florida, in response to an invitation extended by the U.S. Coast Guard Service. The initiative, which took place on March 6, 2018, falls within the context of the bilateral governmental cooperation after the signing of an Agreement on this field on January 18, 2017.

Avanzan Cuba y EE.UU. en cooperación bilateral frente a derrames de hidrocarburos y otras sustancias nocivas y potencialmente peligrosas

Delegaciones de Cuba y los Estados Unidos se reunieron para establecer un Plan de Coordinación Bilateral como parte de la implementación del Acuerdo suscrito por ambos países en materia de cooperación sobre la preparación y respuesta a la contaminación causada por derrames de hidrocarburos y otras sustancias nocivas y potencialmente peligrosas en el Golfo de México y el Estrecho de la Florida.

Cuba y Estados Unidos fortalecen la cooperación en materia de búsqueda y salvamento

Autoridades del Sistema Aeronáutico y Marítimo de Búsqueda y Salvamento de la República de Cuba (SAR-Cuba) participaron en la observación de un ejercicio de mesa sobre búsqueda y salvamento en Cayo Hueso, Florida, atendiendo a una invitación del Servicio de Guardacostas de los Estados Unidos. La iniciativa, que tuvo lugar este 6 de marzo de 2018, se inscribe en el marco de la cooperación gubernamental bilateral tras la firma del Acuerdo sobre esta materia, el 18 de enero de 2017.

Howard University and Cuba celebrate their friendship

UNITED STATES, February 28, 2018.- On February 27, the Embassy of Cuba in the United States welcomed the President, senior leaders, professors and students from Howard University, a notable U.S. academic institution established in 1867, which, throughout the years, has maintained a traditional relationship of friendship and cooperation with Cuba.

The Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez, in his welcoming remarks, underscored the historical ties between that University and the Cuban diplomatic mission in Washington D.C., which have been marked not only by the geographical proximity of both institutions, but also by the common interests in the field of higher education and the shared vision of working in favor of society and the view that knowledge should be accessible to everyone.

Likewise, the Cuban diplomat stressed the traditional relationship that exists between the government and people of Cuba and the African American community in the United States.

La Universidad Howard y Cuba celebran su amistad

ESTADOS UNIDOS, 28 de febrero de 2018.- La Embajada de Cuba en los Estados Unidos acogió en su sede en la tarde de este 27 de febrero, al presidente, principales directivos, profesores y estudiantes de la Universidad Howard, insigne institución académica estadounidense, fundada en 1867, que ha mantenido por años una tradicional relación de amistad y cooperación con Cuba.


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