Central America and Taiwan sign projects for $18.2 million
The member countries of SICA (except for Costa Rica) and Taiwan signed six projects for cooperation at a meeting held in Honduras.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edmundo Orellana, said to the press that the approved projects are for the modernization of the Foreign Affairs Ministries of the Central American Integration System (SICA), fishing and agriculture, production and food productivity, the eradication of pests in pigs, poultry health and support for the region's social agenda.
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