Cuba and US agree to cooperate in environmental protection

(Caribbean360) The good relations between the United States and Cuba are continuing, with the two countries signing an agreement to cooperate on environmental protection.

The joint declaration was signed at the Cuban Embassy in Washington on Tuesday.

It focuses on sustainable management of natural resources and shared ecosystems, particularly marine biodiversity development, the analysis of the causes and effects of climate change and initiatives to reduce the risks of natural disasters. The Cuban Embassy said that is crucial to reducing vulnerabilities for both countries.

The two countries have agreed, under the declaration, to exchange scientific and technological information and resources. They will also work towards joint scientific research.

This is the second bilateral instrument signed by the two governments in the last week, both relating to environmental matters.

Last Wednesday, representatives of both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Cooperation in Conservation of Marine Protected Areas.

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