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By Michael Voss
BBC News, Havana
European commissioner Louis Michel has arrived in Havana for meetings aimed at a formal resumption of co-operation between the EU and Cuba.
The two-day visit is the result of the EU agreeing to remove all sanctions against communist Cuba in June.
Mr Michel will meet Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque.
The European commissioner for development and humanitarian aid will also tour hurricane-damaged areas, Cuba's Granma newspaper reports.