EU, Cuba discuss US embargo

BRUSSELS, The European Union (EU) and Cuba held their second formal dialogue on unilateral coercive measures in Havana on Friday, according to a statement by EU spokesperson for foreign and security policy, Maja Kocinacic released Saturday.

Discussions included a general exchange of views regarding unilateral coercive measures and on the positions of Cuba and the European Union in international fora on this matter.

In this context, they discussed the reinforcement of the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba last April.

The EU re-called the unanimous support of EU Member States for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba.

For its part, the EU provided an update of the application of the Blocking Statute, which is designed to counteract the extraterritorial application of third country legislation.

The parties also discussed other possible actions to prevent or mitigate the effects of the extraterritorial application of the embargo such as the continuation of the modernisation process in Cuba and the implementation of economic and social reforms, noted the statement.

Source: Kuwait News Agency