At the Initialing Ceremony of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between Cuba and the European Union: Joint Declaration
EU News 86/2016
La Havana, Cuba, 11/03/2016
In the presence of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for External Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, on the occasion of her second official visit to Cuba, and of Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Cuba, the Chief Negotiators for the EU and for Cuba, Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Affairs of the European External Action Service, and Abelardo Moreno Fernandez, Cuban Vice-Minister of External Relations, initialised on 11 Mach 2016, in the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the text of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between Cuba and the European Union.
On this occasion the Parties attest the conclusion of the negotiations of this important Agreement, which will enable to consolidate the relations between Cuba and the European Union in the medium and long-term, a relation based on reciprocity, respect and mutual benefit.
Both Parties expressed satisfaction on the results achieved in the negotiating process. The Agreement includes fundamental components such as political dialogue, cooperation, and dialogue on sectorial policies, as well as trade and cooperation in trade matters.
The Agreement, once entered into force, will constitute the framework to develop the potential of the relationship between Cuba and the European Union and its Member States in the various sectors identified, and will enable a deepening of the political dialogue and cooperation.
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Bruno Rodriguez, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the right, and Federica Mogherini Date: 10/03/2016 Reference: P-031180/00-13 Location: Cuba © European Union, 2016 URL