Central American Presidents to meet in Honduras
The presidents of the countries that make up SICA will meet tomorrow to discuss public safety, the progress of integration, free trade and the impact of the US financial crisis in the region.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Earlier it was reported that the purpose of the presidential summit was to discuss violence and crime in the region, immigration and the environment, but its was later decided to give priority to the eventual effects of the US economic crisis.
Presidents and representatives from the governments of Central America are participating in a mini-summit with Hillary Clinton.
The SICA summit ended with a declaration that includes a dozen measures that they are seeking to implement in order to deal with the global financial crisis.
The region made a petition to the Central American Bank for Economic Integration that could reach $2 billion, that is $400 for each one of the five countries in SICA.
El Salvador's President, Elías Antonio Saca, confirmed that the summit of Central American presidents will take place in San Salvador on June 27.
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