Cuba could normalize relations with South Korea
- Submitted by: Juana
- Politics and Government
- 08 / 19 / 2015
Cuba and South Korea could normalize their diplomatic relations in the near future after more than five decades of rupture, said an official of Havana in an interview published today by the Yonhap news agency.
Erasmo Lazcano Lopez, vice president of the Jose Marti Cuban Cultural Society, said "bases in diplomatic matters have sat well," so he said that both countries "may establish diplomatic relations immediately, as soon as an agreement be produced between its leaders."
"In my opinion, the situation (for normalization of ties with South Korea) is even better than for the US," he added.
Seoul and Havana remain broken diplomatic ties since 1959 mainly due to historical, political and ideological alliance between Cuba and the regime of Kim in North Korea.
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, and other senior government officials promised to expand cooperation in various fields with Cuba and thus open the door to the normalization of bilateral diplomatic relations.