Council adopts negotiating directives for bilateral Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement with Cuba

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Series Details PRES/14/60 (10.02.14)
Publication Date 10/02/2014
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The Council of the European Union adopted on 10 February 2014 a set of negotiating directives for a bilateral Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement with Cuba.

A bilateral Agreement would strengthen the EU–Cuba relationship and provide a robust framework for constructive dialogue and improved co-operation. It will help to effectively promote EU interests and values in Cuba and ensure continuity in EU policies objectives including support for the on-going reform and modernisation process, the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms as well as the strengthening of development cooperation.

Media sources reported on the 6 March 2014 that Cuba had officially agreed to talks with the European Union on restoring bilateral relations with the bloc.

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