On February 7, U.S. and Cuban officials met in Washington, D.C. to discuss law enforcement matters of bilateral interest under the U.S. – Cuba Law Enforcement Dialogue.

The U.S. – Cuba Law Enforcement Dialogue enhances the national security of the United States through improved law enforcement coordination, which enables the United States to better protect U.S. citizens and bring criminals to justice.   Establishing and increasing channels for law enforcement cooperation to address transnational threats also enhances U.S. advocacy for human rights.  The United States integrates advocacy for human rights and human rights protections into all interactions with the Cuban government.

The Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Justice co-chaired the dialogue for the United States.  Officials from the U.S. Embassy in Havana also participated.  This meeting was the sixth Law Enforcement Dialogue since 2015.

Engaging in these talks underscores the U.S. commitment to pursuing constructive discussions with the Government of Cuba where appropriate to advance U.S. interests.

U.S. Department of State

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