|Author (Corporate)||European Commission, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy|
|Series Details||(2017) 43 final (13.11.17)|
Background and further information:
The EU-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) aims to upgrade relations between the EU and Cuba to a level that reflects their strong historic, economic and cultural ties. It creates a strong enabling framework for enhanced political dialogue and bilateral cooperation across a wide range of areas. It also provides a platform for joint action on global matters and in multilateral fora. It is applied provisionally from 1 November 2017.
The Joint Council is established by Article 81 of the Agreement. Its main tasks are to oversee work to achieve the objectives of the PDCA, guide its implementation and examine major issues arising in the context of the PDCA and any other bilateral, multilateral or international question of common interest. The Joint Council is composed of representatives of the parties at ministerial level and chaired alternately by a representative of the EU or of Cuba. It meets at least every two years, or as agreed as circumstances require. It adopts its own rules of procedure.
|Countries / Regions||Caribbean, Europe|