EU, Cuba in 'frank' talks to normalize relations

European chief negotiator Christian Leffler (C) and Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno (R) meet in Havana on March 4, 2015The European Union and Cuba held a third round of “frank” talks aimed at normalizing relations, as Havana and Washington work through their own historic rapprochement. The two-day session in Havana, part of a dialogue that began 11 months ago, is aimed at tackling sensitive human rights issues and finalizing an agreement “on political dialogue and cooperation,” meant to turn the page on a decade of estrangement. The talks are being led by European chief negotiator Christian Leffler and Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno. The pair headed the two previous rounds, in Brussels in August and in Havana in April.

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