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Cuba, EU sign diplomatic agreement

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2016 | 12:35 PM

Cuba and the European Union (EU) have signed an agreement to normalise diplomatic relations.

The signing in the Cuban capital of Havana yesterday marked the culmination of two years of talks.

The agreement will allow the 28-member EU to increase economic cooperation and aid with the communist-run island.

It comes almost eight months after the United States lifted a 54-year trade embargo against and restored diplomatic ties with Cuba.

US President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Cuba later this month.

It would make him the first sitting American president to visit Havana in nearly 90 years.