EU and Cuba opened new chapter in relations and signed a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement on the sidelines of the Foreign Affairs Council


On 12 December 2016 in Brussels the Council decided to sign a political dialogue and cooperation agreement between the EU and Cuba. The agreement signed by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, EU foreign ministers, and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.

Federica Mogherini said:
We are truly at a turning point in the relations between the EU and Cuba. Together, we are moving towards a closer and more constructive partnership, one that reflects strong historic, economic and cultural ties that unite Europe and Cuba. Through the new agreement, the EU is ready to support Cuba’s process of economic and social modernisation, and I am looking forward to further advancing our bilateral relations.

The agreement comprises three main chapters on political dialogue, cooperation and sector policy dialogue as well as trade andtrade cooperation.

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