Havana, Oct 19.- Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, confirmed progress in bilateral ties in various areas between his country and the European Union (EU), during a meeting with European ambassadors in the largest of the Antilles.
Rodríguez Parrilla reported through his account on the social network X that the exchange took place for the 35 years of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the EU.
I recognized the EU's position against the United States blockade and with respect to the inclusion of Cuba on the list of State sponsors of terrorism, added the Cuban Foreign Minister.
“I held a meeting with European ambassadors for 35 years of #Cuba-EU diplomatic relations. "We appreciate progress in bilateral ties in various areas and I recognized the EU's position against the US blockade and the inclusion of Cuba on the list of states sponsoring terrorism."
Diplomatic relations between the European Union and Cuba, established in 1988, are based on a political dialogue that promotes cooperation, respect for human rights and the modernization of the Cuban economy, as well as the development of joint responses to global challenges.
In an effort to update bilateral relations, limited between 1996 and 2016 by the so-called Common Position, the EU restarted a dialogue at the political level in 2008, complemented by development assistance.
On December 12, 2016, the repeal of the Common Position and the signing of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between both parties gave new impetus to bilateral relations. (ACN) (Photo: Archive)