Cuba and the Netherlands begin political dialogue

Netherlands and Cuba begin political dialogue

The Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans and his Cuban counterpart concluded a high-level visit in Havana by signing an agreement on Tuesday to begin a political dialogue, going against the EU’s current stance on Cuba. Timmermans expressed his desire for the EU to change its policy towards relations with the island nation, which currently limits high-level interactions. “Havana through the centuries has been a meeting point between Europe and the Americas and I believe it still has an important role to play in this regard,” he said. One of the topics discussed between Timmermans and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez included Cuba’s attempts to “bring an end to the last violent conflict in the region;” in reference to hosting peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC.

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