Borrell urged Cuba to strengthen ties with the EU after the economic consequences of the invasion of Ukraine

Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, in Cuba – EU

From Havana, he advocates support for Ukraine, which is “irrationally attacked” by Russia and destabilizing world economies.


The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, urged Cuba this Thursday to strengthen its ties with Brussels in the framework of the consequences after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Recalling that he hopes a dialogue on Human Rights will take place, Borrell said, “Our desire is to accompany Cuba in its process of initiating economic and social reforms from a relationship of mutual respect to cooperate in improving the lives of all Cubans.” said. takes place “before the end of the year”.

Referring to this meeting, he thought that the continuation of “this political and cooperation dialogue” would also strengthen bilateral relations, including policies for political rights, trade and economic modernization. “Believe me, we will continue to explore new ways to cooperate with Europe, relying on the strength of Europe’s economic presence on this island and our willingness to cooperate,” Havana said in a statement.

Citing the world crisis caused by the war in Ukraine as a reason to improve its ties with the European Union, the High Representative acknowledged that “Cuba is facing a particularly difficult situation, with energy, electricity and fuel chaos”. .

“Let me say that we want the economic and political model of Europe based on environmental sustainability, social equity and the development of individual capacities to be a model that can be of interest to the Cuban people.” .

“Unfortunately, we are now at the dawn of another global conflict,” Borrell said. “And we don’t want another Cold War.” But we want Ukraine, which is a free, sovereign and independent country, to preserve its freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

“For the situation to get better, the world needs to confront everyone who attacks a country, Ukraine, for no reason and destabilizes the entire world’s economies,” he said.

Source: Noti Merica

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