Christian Leffler, executive director for the Americas of the European external
action service, once you get the agreement on political dialogue and
cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Cuba doesn’t make much sense
keeping the common position adopted by the regional bloc in 1996.

a press conference after the 7th round of talks between the bloc and
the island, the diplomat in charge of the European representation explained
that it was concluded the chapter on trade and commercial cooperation, as
regards political dialogue and sectoral policies was addressed in detail in
this meeting.

discussions took place in a positive and constructive atmosphere that reflects
the layout of Brussels and Havana make significant advances, said.

addition, he stressed that achieving this ambitious agreement will support
dialogue and cooperation, as well as strengthen the relations between the two
sides in the coming years.

his part, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba,
Abelardo Moreno Fernández, revealed that the text of the agreement is in a very
advanced stage and subject to the required policy checks.

compact is frame that regulates the totality of relations between Cuba and the
European Union. In addition, it has as purposes strengthen relations between
parties, join Cuba in the process of updating the economic model and the
development of a dialogue that will work together, he said.

a question on the differences on human rights, he stressed that parties agreed on
the commitment to protect and promote all the rights of that category.

also said that on March 11th will be held in Havana, the 7th. session of ministerial
political dialogue between the EU and Cuba. In this case, it will be chaired by
the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and security policy, and
Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini and Bruno
Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs.