E.U. SYMBOLICALLY LIFTS SANCTIONS AGAINST CUBA

E.U. SYMBOLICALLY LIFTS SANCTIONS AGAINST CUBA

Friday, June 20, 2008
03:51 Mecca time, 00:51 GMT
EU lifts Cuba sanctions

The European Union has agreed to lift its sanctions on Cuba, diplomats have said.

Benita Ferrer-Waldner, EU external relations commissioner, said the decision was made in the hope of encouraging more reforms by Raul Castro, the Cuban leader, and moves toward democracy.

The move is a largely symbolic gesture as the sanctions have been suspended since 2005.

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