Spain ratifies need for EU-Cuba relations
Spain: The Spanish Secretary of State, Miguel Angel Moratinos,
ratified Monday the position of his Government favouring the European
Union (EU) to remove the so called Common Position towards Cuba.
During an informative breakfast organized by the European Press
Agency, Moratinos said that it is time to modify this policy of
unilateral character, approved in 1996 by the conservative Government of
Jose Maria Aznar.
He also assured that President José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero’s
executive will work in the EU to leave the Common Position, considered
by analysts as interference and conditioned by US interests.
He also talked about the demands of diplomatic logic in a
multilateral world that allowed the imposition of some patterns in total
opposition to the focus of the communal block in relation with the
Caribbean Island. About the bilateral ties, Madrid diplomacy Chief said
Zapatero’s administration will maintain its policy, based on the
constructive and respectful dialogue with Cuban authorities.
Answering some questions of journalists, Moratinos said that Cuba for
them is not the big priority in the actual Spanish semestral
administration of the Union, which will conclude next June 30.
Moratinos also defended the necessity for Spanish presence in Cuba
and insisted for a constructive dialogue with Cuban authorities.
Madrid, Prensa Latina