EU-Cuba: new landmark agreement entering into force on 1 November 2017

A new chapter in EU-Cuba relations will be marked tomorrow, on 1 November 2017, with the start of provisional application of the first ever agreement between the European Union and Cuba – the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA).“The EU and Cuba are truly turning a page, and the new chapter of our partnership begins now – with the provisional application of our new agreement. Today the European Union gets closer to Cuba and all Cuban citizens as the country goes through economic, political and social modernisation“, said the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/VicePresident Federica Mogherini, adding:“We Europeans are tied to Cuba,Latin America and the Caribbean by a shared history, culture, values, and aspirations for the present and the future”.The PCDA comprises three main chapters on political dialogue, cooperation and sector policy dialogue as well trade cooperation. A full press release is available online. More information on the EU-Cuba relations is available on the website of the EU Delegation to Cuba and a factsheet on the EU-Cuba relations is available as well.