From The United States:
United States and Cuba Hold Claims Discussion
Office of the Spokesperson
United States Department of State
July 28, 2016
The United States and Cuba held a government-to-government claims discussion in Washington, D.C., on July 28, 2016. The U.S. delegation was led by Brian Egan, the Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State. The meeting allowed the countries to exchange further details on outstanding claims and build upon the previous claims discussion in Havana, Cuba. It also allowed for an exchange of views on historical claims settlement practices and processes going forward.
Outstanding U.S. claims include claims of U.S. nationals that were certified by the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, claims related to unsatisfied U.S. court judgments against Cuba, and claims of the United States Government. The United States continues to view the resolution of these claims as a top priority for normalization.
From The Republic Of Cuba:
Second Meeting on Cuba-USA Mutual Compensations
July 28, 2016
Cuban and US officials are holding, today and tomorrow, the second informative meeting on mutual compensations between Cuba and the United States. In the meeting, planned for two days, Cuban experts and representatives of the US departments of State, Justice and the Treasury are participating.
The meeting that begins today will put on the table the options for economic compensation, according to the demands by each side, because the United States is demanding compensation for the nationalized companies after 1959, while Cuba is demanding compensation for the damage caused by the criminal economic blockade imposed from 1962 to the present date, with damage exceeding $121 billion USD.
Se celebra segunda reunión informativa sobre compensaciones mutuas entre Cuba y Estados Unidos
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July 29, 2016
El 28 de julio de 2016 se celebró en Washington la segunda reunión informativa entre representantes de los gobiernos de Cuba y los Estados Unidos sobre el tema de las compensaciones mutuas. La delegación cubana estuvo presidida por Abelardo Moreno Fernández, viceministro de Relaciones Exteriores y la estadounidense, por Brian J. Egan, asesor legal principal del Departamento de Estado.
En este encuentro, que dio continuidad al realizado en La Habana en diciembre de 2015, las delegaciones siguieron intercambiando información sobre las reclamaciones de ambos Estados, en particular sus antecedentes, características y bases jurídico-legales, con el objetivo de preparar el proceso de negociación sobre este tema.
Los representantes de ambos gobiernos reconocieron la importancia y utilidad de continuar estos intercambios. (Cubaminrex)
Second briefing on trade-offs between Cuba and the United States held
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July 29, 2016
On 28 July 2016 the second information meeting between representatives of the governments of Cuba and the United States on the issue of trade-offs was held in Washington. The Cuban delegation was led by Abelardo Moreno Fernández, Deputy Foreign Minister and the US, by Brian J. Egan, principal legal adviser to the State Department.
In this meeting, which continued the held in Havana in December 2015, delegations continued to exchange information on the claims of both States, particularly its history, characteristics and legal and legal bases, with the aim of preparing the negotiation process about this theme.
Representatives of both governments recognized the importance and usefulness of continuing these exchanges. (Cubaminrex)