Bernardo Arévalo met with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel

They discussed strengthening bilateral relations, trade, investment, development, and the environment during their meeting.

by Astrid Luna
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Guatemala City, by -AGN- As part of his first work visit to Europe, President Bernardo Arévalo met on Tuesday with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, to discuss strengthening of bilateral relations in areas such as development, trade, investment, and the environment.

During the meeting, Michel expressed optimism about reinforcing democracy in Guatemala and the European Union’s -EU- determination to enhance bilateral relations with the country.

He stressed the importance of collaborating on strategic plans to support bilateral relations in different areas such as development, trade and investment, digital transition, and environmental issues.

Multilateralism 

The President of the European Council, the highest executive authority of the EU, also expressed his interest in working with Guatemala in a multilateral area. The EU seeks to build on the good relations it has with Guatemala. At the same time, it is intended to strengthen the relationship with Latin America and the Caribbean within the framework of CELAC.

President Arévalo reaffirmed the importance of the relationship with the European Union to fortify multilateralism and support for the region. 

The Guatemalan president met with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell. During this meeting, Borrell and Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Martínez signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral consultations to promote a structured dialogue on various issues.

After signing the document, Borrell stressed, “​​With this Memorandum, we demonstrate a clear and firm will to strengthen our relations, establishing a regular, open, and structured dialogue between the EU and Guatemala.”

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