cuba-estados-unidosHavana, Cuba.-Cuba and the United States assessed the scope and impact of changes introduced by Washington in the implementation of some aspects of the blockade in the bi-national ties, the islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

During this third meeting of the Dialogue on Regulatory Issues, held on July 12 and 13, representatives from both sides discussed the limitations and persisting obstacles for the implementation of those measures.

According to a note posted on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the current regulations in Cuba for the trade and financial relations were also analyzed.

Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Ileana Nunez, and the coordinator for Cuban Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Mark Wells, opened the meeting.

Officials from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Cuba’s Central Bank, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Finance and Prices, also participated in the event.

Officials of the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Commerce and State, were also present.

Both nations established a mechanism in October 2015 to assess the scope of the changes introduced by the government of President, Barack Obama, in the implementation of some aspects of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by that northern country to Cuba for more than 50 years ago.