The Council has today adopted Negotiating Directives for a bilateral Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement with Cuba, with a view to enhancing the EU-Cuba co-operation.

Welcoming the decision, High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton said: "I am confident these negotiations will help consolidate our engagement with Cuba. I hope Cuba will take up this offer, and that we can work soon towards a stronger relationship. This is not a policy change from the past. Just as we want ...

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