A technical meeting of Cuban and US experts on fighting human trafficking and migration fraud concluded today in Miami, Florida.
The meeting was held in a respectful, professional atmosphere, and the discussions were aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in this area, according to the Cubaminrex website.
The parties agreed on the importance to advance in the cooperation to confront this scourge and the need to sign bilateral instruments to make official the exchanges in this area to neutralize human traffickers more effectively.
They also agreed to continue these technical meetings in the future, alternating the venues.
The Cuban delegation was led by Col. Mario Mendez Mayedo, Head of the Department of Identification and Immigration of the Interior Ministry (Minint), and included other representatives of Minint and of the Foreign Ministry.
The US delegation included officials of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security, besides representatives of the Department of State and the Department of Justice.
According to the St.Augustine Report website, more than 51,000 illegal Cuban citizens entered the United States in 2015, a 84-percent increase against 2014.