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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Delegates with the United States and Cuba met Tuesday in their first government to government claims discussion.

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A state department official described it as a “fruitful” and “professional” discussion on the claims brought on by both the U.S. and Cuba.

Both sides reportedly talked about what kind of claims each side was looking to resolve as part of renewed relations.

During the meeting, officials said both sides also exchanged concrete information on the claims – even covering the jurisdictional basis for the judgments in the U.S. claims.

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As for the Cuban delegates, they raised claims about human and economic damages relating to the embargo saying they believe the claims are worth billions of dollars, according to a U.S. State Department official.

Claims brought on by the U.S. are estimated to be worth around $2 billion.

To conclude the meeting both U.S. and Cuban delegates agreed to meet again and discuss the claims within the next quarter.

The meeting is the first step in what is expected to be a “long and complex process,”according to the department. The U.S. views the resolution of outstanding claims as a top priority in the normalization process.

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