EU to consider approval of cooperation accord with Cuba
The European Union on Thursday proposed its member states to consider approval of a political and cooperation accord with Cuba aimed at normalizing relations with the Caribbean nation.
In presenting the document, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said that the accord is the result of fruitful and constructive joint work between Cuba and the European Union and is a corner stone in bilateral links.
The Accord for a Political Dialog and Cooperation with Cuba will be considered by the European Council, made up of all 28 heads of state or government of EU member nations before its signing over the next few months.
Mogherini said that the accord sets up a common framework for intensified political dialog, larger cooperation in a wide array of areas and a valuable platform to take joint actions in the regional and international arenas.
The adoption of the new accord will put an end to the so-called European Union Common Position on Cuba, which damaged relations between the two sides with its implementation in 1996. (acn)