Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said on Monday in Madrid that the European Union’s policy toward Cuba is “hardly satisfactory” and urged this regional organization to open a debate that aims at improving relations with the Caribbean island.
According to Granma newspaper, Moratinos said he was confident that all the EU member countries would back an initiative to replace the so-called common position on Cuba - put into effect in 1996 at the insistence of then-Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar – with a bilateral agreement.
The Spanish diplomat explained that his country will introduce this proposal next June when the EU will analyze its policy toward Havana. He made it clear that Spain would not present the initiative as the temporary chair of the organization but as a member country.
He also noted that this position of the Spanish Government is shared by the European Commission and other nations of the bloc.
Cuban Agency News
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