International Meeting against Corruption Begins in Cuba

Havana, Nov 9. -The 5th International Meeting on Society and its Challenges in the face of Corruption will begin Wednesday, with more than 350 representatives from some 20 countries from the Americas, Africa and Europe.The forum, sponsored by the Attorney General's Office of the Republic of Cuba, will be held until November 11 at the International Convention Center of the capital.

The organizers recently confirmed the presence of delegates from Venezuela, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil and experts from the International Monetary Fund.

The event will also be attended by experts from Russia, Spain, Mozambique and Guinea Bissau, said Miguel Angel Garcia, chief attorney of International Relations and Cooperation of the Attorney General's Office.

According to Garcia, this meeting will be the largest of its kind ever held, and it represents another example of the actions being taken by Cuba to improve its social model.

The program will include six special presentations, 13 keynote lectures, two thematic workshops, 10 presentations and a panel discussion.

The outstanding issues to be discussed will be the State, Society and Law in the fight against corruption; the roles of the Interior Ministry and the Judicial System in facing these problems, and the internal control system. (Prensa Latina)