EU rejects U.S. blockade

Brussels (Granma International) — Yesterday, Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Abe­­lardo Moreno stated that the European Union’s position regarding Cuba is developing in a positive way and emphasized the bloc’s rejection of the U.S. blockade against the island.

The EU’s position in regards to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. is of key importance to Cuba, stated Moreno during a press conference.

He explained on Monday in Brussels that efforts must not be limited to rejecting coercive extraterritorial measures, but to put an end to this policy in its entirety, reported PL.

The Cuban deputy minister also noted that the European Union’s (EU) position regarding the U.S. blockade against Cuba is expected to be presented during this week’s summit between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the EU.

Moreno recalled that after the summit, the fourth round of talks between the EU and Cuba to establish a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement will take place, June 15-16 in the capital.

In this round we hope to conclude the stage regarding cooperation and enter in to a deeper discussion of issues related to trade and political dialogue, he stated.

The deputy minister assured that both Cuba and the EU are committed to trying to reach an agreement as soon as possible.