Foreign Minister Unveils Pillars of Costa Rica’s Foreign Policy

Foreign Minister Unveils Pillars of Costa Rica’s Foreign Policy

promoting, protecting and respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms; and peace, disarmament and national, regional and world security are other principles, André pointed out when he appeared before deputies of the Legislative Assembly’s Foreign Relations and Trade Commission.

The strengthening of international law and the development of effective multilateralism; and the promotion of sustainable development in its three dimensions – social, economic and environmental – as well as political coordination and representation in international environmental negotiations are further pillars.

In conclusion, he pointed to the strengthening of cooperation, especially South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation, as elements that contribute to the integration and development of countries.

Now, he pointed out that the foreign policy of the government of President Rodrigo Chaves (who took office on May 8) revolved around presenting itself on the international stage with skill, a sense of opportunity and building value processes and the created foundations to protect the pillars of politics outside the state of Costa Rica.

And he assured that we want to go beyond imagining what is traditionally expected of foreign policy and the search for international cooperation, and we will focus on finding greater development opportunities for Costa Rica’s rural and coastal areas as well as Costa Rica population in poverty.

For this reason, he claimed that among his management goals are to position national principles and values ​​through positive and proactive leadership at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels; and to work with international organizations to bring about a change in the measurement and narrative of development so that the country is not excluded from sources of international cooperation.

Also promote economic diplomacy in all its pillars, commercial, scientific, technological and for innovation, for tourist attraction, cultural and sporting, academic and economic-environmental, aiming for a direct impact on job creation at the national level.

Also, position Costa Rica’s dual role in the bilateral and multilateral spheres as recipient and provider of technical cooperation (South-South, triangular, decentralized and multi-stakeholder).