Argentina stresses importance of Celac summit for integration

Argentina stresses importance of Celac summit for integration

In a statement, that country’s presidency indicated that the meeting, scheduled for next Tuesday, will focus on deepening articulated work to address local challenges and ensure the voice of the 33 member states is heard on the global stage.

The text offers a summary of the actions carried out by Argentina at the helm of this mechanism since January 2022, recalling that they have been guided by the principles of unity in diversity and the preservation of the territory as a zone of peace.

In addition, it shows that the government of this country has worked on the basis of 15 goals related to health strategy, economic and productive recovery, risk management in disaster situations, and food security.

It also addressed the re-evaluation of science, technology and innovation as tools at the service of development and inclusion, gender equality and the importance of education and culture with the aim of bridging gaps and protecting the environment.

As part of his agenda as Celac’s pro tempore president, Fernández discussed confronting climate change with Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, met with representatives of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, and campaigned to alleviate the external debt of Low and States with middle income.

On the other hand, he promoted dialogue between Celac and the European Union, insisted on the need to strengthen regional integration, called for the positions and demands of Latin America and the Caribbean to be heard in different fora, and called for peace and unity to be defended . achieve social justice.

Fernández called for the end of the US blockades against Cuba and Venezuela and asked for a critical look at the current situation on the world’s most unequal continent.

Argentina hosted the 39th session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in October and also assumed the pro tempore presidency of that organization.

The Argentine President stressed the importance of continuing work on the Celac-China Action Plan (2022-2024), as well as designing and implementing activities of interest to all members.

Since its inception, Celac has contributed to deepening respectful dialogue and has established itself as a key tool for promoting and projecting the regional voice, with the aim of better inserting itself into the international arena, the Casa Rosada statement said.

In addition, it is highlighted that in the meetings and forums in which he attended, Fernández received the support of the leaders present for Argentina’s claim to the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.

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