EU Reaffirms Interest in Deepening Cooperation with Cuba

EU ambassador to Cuba, Spaniard Alberto Navarro, told the press that Cubans and Europeans believe in the political resolution of conflicts, in the fight against climate change and in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Brussels, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) reaffirmed its interest in continuing and deepening cooperation with Cuba, following the election of Miguel Díaz-Canel to the post of president of the Caribbean nation.

The community spokesman Carlos Martín Ruiz de Gordejuela released the information on Thursday at the daily press conference of the European Commission (EC), in this city.

This morning, the Cuban Parliament elected lawmaker Miguel Diaz-Canel, as president of the State Council for a term of five years, as announced in Havana by the National Electoral Commission.

Díaz-Canel replaces General Raul Castro in the presidency of the largest of the Antilles, who on several occasions had expressed the decision to conclude his term in office after two terms and for the IX Legislature.

In February, the EU held its first joint council with Cuba to identify areas of cooperation to broaden economic ties in areas such as trade, investment, renewable energy, agriculture, climate change, technical assistance and culture promotion.

In this regard, the Director General of International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, Stefano Manservisi, stressed that for the first time bilateral relations have a ‘very solid’ institutional framework.

On November 1, 2017, the new Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between Brussels and Havana came into force.

On that date, the EU ambassador to Cuba, Spaniard Alberto Navarro, told the press that Cubans and Europeans believe in the political resolution of conflicts, in the fight against climate change and in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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