Representatives of the 33 countries that make up the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting this Thursday in Argentina, where the Unity in Diversity seminar will be held.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of this country, from the Palace of San Martín, Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero will preside over the opening of the XXXV. Meeting of the national coordinators of CELAC.
Nicaragua will attend the meeting, announced Vice President Rosario Murillo, who explained that the Central American nation would be represented by Nicaraguan Ambassador to Argentina Carlos Midence.
In addition, reports PL, he announced that “we will discuss the fundamental issues of our continental agenda related to the priorities of our peoples,” mentioning, among other things, the fight against poverty and climate change.
On the other hand, the Argentine coordinator, Gustavo Martínez, will present a report on the activities carried out this year by the pro tempore presidency of this organization.
The day ends at the Kirchner Cultural Center (CCK) with a seminar with an outstanding presence of leaders, academic experts and personalities from our region: Celac CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, “Latin America and the Caribbean, the future of integration: unity in diversity “.
The seminar aims to create a space for high-level debates on the current and future opportunities and challenges of integration and the impact of the current global scenario on the region’s development model.
According to the Agenda del Sur, three plural panels are being developed, including Latin America and the Caribbean – Diversity and Consensus for Inclusion; Economic and political integration in an international system in crisis and the role of multilateral organizations, civil society and academia in integration. Finally, there will be a dialogue between Heads of State and Government on the future of integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, chaired by President Alberto Fernández.
Argentina is also trying to improve existing regional capabilities in space affairs and to consolidate the development and operations of the Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency (ALCE); deepen educational integration, exchange experiences and best practices in the fight against corruption; Developing and promoting public policies, programs and concrete actions in the areas of food, nutrition, food security and food sovereignty, and combating poverty and hunger, and promoting strengthening regional connectivity.