Havana, 3 February 2022 (TDI): The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez received members of the European Unitary Confedral left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL). The meeting occurred at the Palace of Revolution, in Havana, on Wednesday. 

The European Unitary Confedral left/Nordic Green Left trip is from January 31 to February 6. Moreover, the group is an active member of the European Union Parliament.   

During the cordial exchange, the Cuban President appreciated the visitor’s support against disinformation campaigns and duplicity. In addition, they condemned the imposition of all types of sanctions on Cuba.

The National Assembly of People’s Power is the institution that invited the European delegation. The members of the delegation present were the co-chair Martin Schirdewan and members of the German Die Linke party. 

Some Cuban officials also attended the meeting. The Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodrigues Parilla, and the President of the International Relations Commission of the National Assembly of People’s Power, Yolanda Ferrer Gomes attended the meeting.

In addition, the Coordinator of the Department of International Relations of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Angel Arzuaga Reyes was present. 

The European Unitary Confedral left/Nordic Green Left: An Overview  

The European Unitary Confederal left is a group with a singular identity and policies in the pursuit of common political objectives. The group included members of different places in Europe. 

The group is working in the European Parliament, where they stand for various issues. For instance, the situation of workers, the environment, feminism, peace, and Human Rights. 

The vision that unites the party is a socially equitable and sustainable Europe based on International solidarity. 

Cuba and the European Union Relations

Cuba and the European Union started their official interaction in 1988. The relationship between the two parties goes on and off. For instance, between 1996 and 2016, their interaction was limited.

However, the creation of the EU-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement help them to stay in touch and interact. Furthermore, both cooperate in Trade, Human Rights Dialogues, and EU-Cuba development cooperation. 

All the EU members states of the European Union maintain bilateral relations with Cuba. Concerning the multilateral area, both interact in the United Nations and with the Latin American community and Caribbean States (CELAC).