The second Joint Committee between Cuba and the European Union (EU), met this Wednesday January 13th , virtually, chaired by the Cuban side by the Director General of Bilateral Affairs of the Minrex, Emilio Lozada García, and the counterpart by the Executive Director for the Americas of the European External Action Service of the European Union, Brian Glynn.
The delegations of Cuba and the European Union exchanged on the ratification process of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (ADPC), and on its implementation during the last period, as well as on the results of the second cycle of the political and sectoral dialogues that they had place during the past year.
The parties also discussed the strong impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the possibilities of joint cooperation to confront it, as well as the effects caused by the unprecedented intensification of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba, which is also reflected in European interests in the Caribbean nation.
Similarly, the parties referred positively to the results achieved in the area of trade and investment, as well as the need to continue working to counteract the extraterritorial effects of the Helms Burton Act.
The meeting served as a prelude to the Third Cuba-European Union Joint Council, which will be held on January 20, also virtually, which will be chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs. Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell.
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