Cuba, EU on dialogue on human rights

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BRUSSELS, May 23 (MNA) – Cuba and the European Union (EU) made their third round of conversations on human rights Monday, to bring about the exchange of opinions and widen the knowledge of their respective realities.

A communique from the Cuban Embassy in Belgium said the Cuban delegation was presided by Rodolfo Reyes, general director for Multilateral Affairs and International Rights of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
The EU delegation was presided by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU special representative for Human Rights.
In the meeting, specific aspects such as the scenery and environment of human rights, civil and political rights, economic, cultural and social rights and others.
Deep differences were evidenced in their respective positions, with different scopes, but the will to talk about any aspect, with respect on equality, independence and no interference in the countries' domestic affairs, was ratified.
The communique said Reyes reasserted the interest of the Cuban delegation for this dialogue to promote an efficient, constructive treatment of the aspectsa to be discussed, with no discrimination on the human rights.
Reyes highlighted the strength of the Cuban democracy and the participation of citizens and organizations of the society, to build it.
During the dialogue aspects related to the agreement on political dialogue and cooperation between Cuba and the EU and its Member Countries, signed last December, were also discussed.
The previous sessions of the human rights dialogue took place in Brussels and Havana, in June 2015 and 2016, respectively.

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