(VOVworld) - On the eve of a summit between the EU and Latin America, the foreign ministers of Germany and Cuba said thawing relations between Havana and the West could provide some much-needed stability during a period of global unrest.
|Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla talk about Havana's rapprochement with the West (Photo: GettyImage)
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s Foreign Minister, said the European nations, including Germany, were happy that many decades of standstill and silence have come to an end, adding that the warming of relations sends a good signal for de-escalation and relaxation. Mr. Steinmeier said he had accepted an invitation from the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, to visit Havana later this year. Mr. Rodriguez suggested improved relations could bring economic benefits for both sides and the modernization of the Cuban economy also presented an opportunity for the German economy.