After the US Biden administration assumed office, the European Union said on the 21st that it strongly opposed the inclusion of Cuba in the list of “countries supporting terrorism” by the last US administration, and the European Union will support Cuba’s reform as always.
According to the announcement issued by the EU external action agency, at the meeting of the EU Cuba Joint Commission on the same day, EU high representative for foreign and security policy Borrell held talks with Cuban Foreign Minister Rodriguez, during which he discussed the impact of US sanctions on Cuba’s economy and EU trade and investment interests.
The novel coronavirus pneumonia Borrelli said that he strongly opposed the last U.S. government’s inclusion of Cuba in &ldquo, the last &rdquo of the last US government, and the list of countries that support terrorism. The regret would see that this decision would have an adverse effect on Cuba’s attracting foreign direct investment, and further aggravate the difficult situation of Cuban people due to the new crown pneumonia pandemic.
The announcement said that the European Union will continue to support Cuba’s reform benefiting all parties. During the talks, Borrelli and Rodriguez reviewed the dialogue between the two sides under the “political dialogue and cooperation agreement” and exchanged views on cooperation in the next few years.
In December 2016, the EU and Cuba signed the “agreement on political dialogue and cooperation”, which came into effect in November 2017. After that, the two sides established the EU Cuba Joint Commission to hold Joint Commission meetings in Brussels, the headquarters of the EU, and Havana, the capital of Cuba.
On November 11, the trump government, which is due to leave office nine days later, announced that it would add Cuba to the list of “countries supporting terrorism” and would impose a series of sanctions on Cuba. This move immediately aroused criticism from the Cuban government and the Democratic Party of the United States. The Foreign Ministry of Cuba said in a statement that it was “shameless and hypocritical fraud”; The real motive is to set obstacles for the possible repair of bilateral relations between Cuba and the United States in the future.