European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has announced she will visit Cuba later this month. Ms Mogherini said Cuba was facing a very interesting period and the EU wanted to build on the momentum to “take the relationship forward”. She is the highest-ranking EU official to visit Cuba in several years.The communist-run island is in advanced negotiations with the US to restore relations severed more than five decades ago.
Ms Mogherini’s visit, on 23 and 24 March, is being seen as another sign that the communist-run island is strengthening ties with the West. “The EU has been closely following the developments in Cuba and its relations with key international players, which create new dynamics in the region and in Cuba itself, and provide new opportunities for all,” Ms Mogherini said.