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Friday, November 29, 2019

Cuba and EU discuss imposition of unilateral coercive measures



Havana, Nov 29 - Cuba and the European Union (EU) are discussing the imposition of unilateral coercive measures on Friday, giving continuity to a meeting on that issue held in Brussels, Belgium, in November 2018.

The meeting is taking place as the administration of US President Donald Trump is tightening the blockade against Cuba, including threats and sanctions against third countries, even European Union companies and interests, one of the major investors in Cuba.

Representatives of Cuba and the EU are meeting at Havana's Hotel Nacional to discuss the imposition of these unilateral coercive measures as a means to exert political and economic pressure on States.

They will also debate the legal and practical frameworks of the European Union's legislation to counter the extraterritorial enforcement of laws imposed by third countries.

The Cuban delegation, headed by the General Director of Multilateral Affairs and International Law at the Foreign Ministry, Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez, will denounce the tightening of the US blockade against Cuba.

The meeting is taking place by virtue of the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation signed between Cuba and the European Union in 2016, and provisionally enforced in 2017. (PL)