Danilo proposes elimination of trade barriers between countries in order to create wealth
GUATEMALA. President Danilo Medina suggested yesterday in Guatemala that the System of Central American Integration (SICA) or any other initiative for the integration of Latin America will only have success if the trade barriers between the countries in the region are eliminated, which would contribute to the creation of more wealth and more jobs for the people.
The Dominican President referred to the issue as he gave his speech at the planary session of the XLV Summit of Chiefs of State and of Government of the SICA and Spain which was held yesterday in Guatemala City.
“A good example of the road to follow is the collaboration which our organization maintains was Spain, which has become one of the most important donors to our system of integration. Organized around the Spain – SICA Fund, this is a highly efficient cooperation which is oriented to obtain results with a real and tangible impact in our region,” said Medina.
The Dominican President cited this as an example of how the partners of SICA can come together in an agenda that this agency has already designed.
He said that this agenda stresses the programs such as the support to access of the Mipymes to the regional markets, which besides, he added, is strengthening “our systems of information regarding tourism.”
In his speech before the plenary of the SICA, he stressed as another important chapter, the support provided by Spain to the Security Strategy of Central America (ESCA), both with their own money as well as resources coming from the cooperation delegated by the European Union. “Thanks to the support a regular exchange between police institutions, Justice Departments, and Supreme Courts of justice in all the region has been obtained, something that is key in order to give a regional response to crime which by its very nature, crosses national frontiers,” he stressed.
The president was confident that the SICA meeting would be useful to extend cooperation and continue advancing in one of the most worrisome areas of our people. He stressed equally the project for the Prevention of Violence on Boys, Girls, Adolescents and Youth which is being developed in the region with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID).
“I would like to take advantage of this occasion, in order to thank Spain not only for being the best bridge of union with Europe, but also for being an active and loyal ally in our process of Central American integration,” he said.
March 10, 2015
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