Spain wants to aid Cuba-US relations

Havana, Sep 6 (IANS) Spain wants to “facilitate to the maximum” relations between Cuba and the US, speaker of the lower house of Spain’s parliament Jesus Posada has said.

He said his country will “do all it can” to smooth the path to normalisation between the two countries, the Efe news agency reported.

After hailing the renewal of diplomatic ties between Havana and Washington as “a great accomplishment”, Posada on Saturday recalled that after so many years of embargo and confrontation, “we can not expect that everything will be all fixed up in a matter of weeks or months”, but considered that “there is a positive path ahead that will open bit by bit”.

Spain as a member of the European Union will do all it can to make that happen, the speaker said.

He said his country has stood by Cuba through “difficult times”, while other European Union countries “were perhaps not so close to Cuba as we were”.

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