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HAVANA, 23 Mar. EU High Representative Federica Mogherini will visit Cuban capital Havana on 23 and 24 March. This is the first visit of a European Union High Representative to Cuba and comes at a crucial time for the negotiations between the EU and Cuba.
“Cuba is facing a very interesting period and the European Union is keen to see how we can take the relationship forward with strong momentum.
The EU has been closely following the developments in Cuba and its relations with key international players, which create new dynamics in the region and in Cuba itself, and provide new opportunities for all” said Mogherini upon announcement of her visit.
During her visit, Mogherini will have institutional meetings, including with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, and other Cuban government interlocutors.
She will also meet the Archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Ortega, and representatives of civil society, the European Commission said Monday.