High Representative of the European Union receives Cuban First Vice President

NYC Havana Blog

BRUSSELS.-The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, received Cuban First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel in Brussels on June 10.

Díaz-Canel is heading the Cuban delegation to the CELAC-EU Summit, bringing together representatives of 61 countries and international organizations in the Belgian capital.

We hope that the Summit will see a constructive dialogue to re-launch relations between CELAC and the European Union, the Cuban First Vice President told reporters as he left the meeting.

The encounter with Mogherini occurs at a time when the EU and Havana are moving forwards in the negotiations initiated in 2014 for a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement.

Brussels and Havana have thus far held a total of three rounds of talks, and the fourth is scheduled for June 15 and 16 in Brussels, following the Summit.

Mogherini paid a visit to Cuba in March, when she…

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