Cuba Will Attend Caribbean Security Conference For First Time / 14ymedio

John Kelly, head of the US Southern Command
John Kelly, head of the US Southern Command

14ymedio bigger14ymedio (with information from agencies), Havana, 13 January 2016 – Cuba will participate for the first time in the Conference on Security of Caribbean Nations to be held from January 27 in Jamaica, announced Gen. John Kelly, head of the United States Southern Command, who interpreted the gesture as one more in the policy of rapprochement between the two nations.

“We have normalized diplomatic relations and, regardless of what we think about our respective political systems, we have extremely common challenges,” Kelly said in an interview.

The United States organized this three-day event, which will address issues affecting cooperation in the fight against trafficking in drugs, arms and migrants.

The event will take place in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica’s, and attendees are expected to include military leaders and security officials from 16 Caribbean countries, plus the United States, Canada, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Cuba has not specified who it will send.