representatives of Directorate of Border Troops Cuba and United States Coast Guard ,US Coast GuardOrganized a technical meeting to enhance cooperation in specific areas of common interest.
The meeting, held in the city of Havana on 8 and 9 September, was aimed at exchanging sources for smuggling of migrants, illegal departure and illegal drug trafficking, as well as maritime exploration and enhancing operational cooperation between the two services. rescue work.
as reported by Ministry of Interior Of Cuba, “the meeting took place in a respectful and professional atmosphere. It was also indicated that “the delegations from both countries highlighted the usefulness of these meetings and agreed on the importance of furthering cooperation in this area.”
In the end, it turned out that both sides agreed to continue these technical meetings in the future.
On the other hand, the Cuban newspaper Granma reported that, so far this year, the US Coast Guard has conducted 74 operations to repatriate irregular migrants to Cuba, with a total of 4,162 people returning.
The Directorate of Border Guard Troops is a dependency of the Ministry of the Interior, having its origins in 1963. That year, to face armed incursions into the coast by opponents of the political regime that emerged with victory. cuban revolution, was established in the province of Camague Pirate Battle Sectionwith the related structure, means and personnel revolutionary armed forces,
Later, in 1964, this section was transferred to the Ministry of the Interior, where it was called port and coast surveillance department, Since then, it has started its development and expansion at the national level, acquiring its present name.
Border guard troops have been deployed in troops along the Cuban coast. Its infantry is estimated at around 7,000 soldiers. They have various means of surveillance and weapon systems. The Naval Park is made up of dozens of patrol boats and speedboats, including several patrol boats. Project 1400M (NATO code: zhuk-) of Soviet origin.