OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
During the meeting Esteban Lazo Hernández reaffirmed Cuba’s zero tolerance policy toward all manifestations of people trafficking Photo: Ismael Batista

On Monday, April 10, the President of Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power, Esteban Lazo Hernández, received Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, at the legislature’s headquarters.
During the meeting, Lazo reaffirmed Cuba’s zero tolerance policy toward all manifestations of people trafficking and its willingness to cooperate at an international level to combat this crime.
He also mentioned the important work being done by the Cuban Parliament and its Permanent Commissions to apply and monitor the 2017-2020 National Anti-Trafficking in Persons Plan; a fundamental tool for state bodies and civil society organizations in their efforts to prevent and combat this phenomenon, as well as provide protection and support to victims.
Also participating in the encounter were other Cuban officials, including; Ana María Mari Machado, vice president of the National Assembly; Arelis Santana and José Luis Toledo, heads of the commissions for the Attention to Youth, Children and Equal Rights for Women, and Constitutional and Legal Affairs, respectively; Rolando González Patricio, alternate secretary general of the Latin American Parliament and vice president of the Cuban Parliament’s International Relations Commission.
Following the meeting, the UN official met with members of the Commission for the Attention to Youth, Children and Equal Rights for Women, as well as parliamentary deputies Yoerky Sánchez, Aymara Guzmán and Lisett Conde.