Brussels, Belgium.- Cuba today highlighted the progress in its relations with the European Union (EU) as an important achievement in the current context, marked by the resurgence of the anti-Cuban policy of the U.S. government.

In an interview with Prensa Latina, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abelardo Moreno, stressed that ‘to the same extent that the anti-Cuban measures of Donald Trump’s administration are intensifying, the fact that relations with Europe are increasing is an extremely positive element and establishes an important contrast in political terms.’

The Vice Minister attended on Monday and Tuesday the ministerial meeting between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the EU, occasion in which the progress of the links between the island and the European regional bloc was once again clearly shown.

The final declaration included a paragraph condemning the blockade imposed by the United States against Havana, which has caused ‘undue humanitarian consequences for the Cuban people and are damaging the legitimate development of trade ties between Cuba, the European Union and other countries,’ noted the text.

Moreno stressed that it was ‘a rejection with a very direct and unambiguous language,’ adding that ‘the EU’s position is frankly against the blockade.’

Likewise, at the closing press conference, the head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, reiterated the commitment of the community group to the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation with Cuba, which is the framework for promoting the progress of bilateral relations.