EU to Expand Cooperation with Latin America, says Ambassador to Cuba

Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will expand its cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean in the current geopolitical environment, said ambassador of the EU block in Cuba, Alberto Navarro, during a meeting with diplomats accredited here.

From the capital of the Segundo Cabo Palace, Navarro said that the ties with the region are based on prosperity, democracy, resilience and an association for global governance.

The Spanish diplomat added that the meeting, the first of its kind in the area, is a space to reinforce a more effective regional cooperation focused on trade and investment.

Europe has a lot to offer to this part of the world, Navarro said when speaking at the meeting sponsored by the EU delegation and the Romanian Embassy in Cuba.

This is confirmed by the increase in bilateral trade from 185 billion euros, to 225 billion last year, and with identified business opportunities.

For her part, Romanian ambassador in the Caribbean island, Gentiana Serbu, offered a review of the work of her country at the head of the rotating presidency of the European Council and highlighted the historical ties with Latin America.

At the beginning of the meeting, the historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal, highlighted the strong links between the so-called Old Continent and this part of the world.

Leal briefly spoke about the joint collaboration projects sponsored by Brussels with the help of various United Nations agencies accredited in Cuba.

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