|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union: General Secretariat|
|Series Title||Press Release|
|Series Details||PRES/14/60 (10.02.14)|
|Content Type||Legislation, News|
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.
|Countries / Regions||Caribbean, Europe|