12 December 2016
The European Union has signed a historic deal with Cuba on political dialogue and cooperation, according to the EU Council. Cuba was the only Latin American country to lack such an agreement with the 28-member bloc.
The deal was signed on Monday by the heads of EU member states, along with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.
"Economic links with Europe will continue to be a priority for Cuba as we build a socialist economy," Parrilla said on Monday, as quoted by AFP. He added that the agreement "demonstrates that with good will and respect it is possible to make progress and resolve differences.