Cuba Accepts to Restore Ties with EU

World | March 7, 2014, Friday // 16:04|  views

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla (file photo)

Cuba has accepted an invitation to restore its relations with the EU.

Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodr?guez Parrilla announced on Thursday that his country sees the proposal as "the end of the unilateral policy of the EU towards Cuba", as the EUObserver reports.

According to Spanish newspaper El Tiempo, Rodr?guez has expressed the willingness of his country to start a dialogue based on "equality" and mutual respect, even though such a process woud take a long time.

Rodr?guez also said he did not rule out a Cuba-EU dialogue regarding human rights, an issue widely commented in Europe.

Normalization of ties was proposed in February by the EU's High Representative, Catherine Ashton.

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