Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cuba, Europe normalize relations after 20 years — MercoPress

Cuba and the Eurpean Union Monday signed in Brussels their first cooperation agreement, which will be from now on the legal basis of the link between the island and the 28 EU countries. European diplomat Federica Mogherini and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez signed an agreement ending 20 years of European blockade launched in 1996 at the behest of the Spanish government of then-President Jose Maria Aznar. Cuba thus ceases to be an anomaly in European relations with the countries of Latin America. The so-called 'Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation,' which will be the legal basis from now on relations between Cuba and the 28 countries of the EU .

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