Guatemala Attended the V Meeting of the EU-Central America Joint Commission

President Alejandro Giammattei's administration reaffirms its commitment to integration and multiregional cooperation.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios. -On behalf of the Government of Guatemala, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Karla Samayoa attended the V Meeting of the Joint Commission of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union -EU- and Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador, on October 26.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs -Minex-, the meeting focused on the pillars of political dialogue and cooperation, seeking to establish significant actions for inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development for the well-being of the peoples of both regions.

The Government of Guatemala’s participation in the V Meeting of the Joint Commission reaffirms its commitment to Central American integration and multiregional cooperation.

The Agenda

During this meeting, the participants addressed political issues of multiregional importance, such as:

  • Climate change
  • Renewable energies
  • Food security
  • Migration
  • Regional security

The benefits of the trade pillar of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Central America were highlighted during the meeting. This underscored the strength and dynamism of relations between the regions.

Vice Minister Samayoa stated that “Guatemala welcomes and appreciates the recent vote of the Walloon Parliament in favor of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Central America, which moves closer to the ratification of the agreement by Belgium.”

In conclusion, they agreed to hold the following political dialogue and cooperation meeting in 2024.

Participating Countries

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama participated in this activity, with Belize and the Dominican Republic as   online observers.

The General Secretariat of the Central American Integration System -SG-SICA- also attended as a guest.

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