The Government is looking for resources to open an embassy in China during the third quarter of 2016 and to promote issues such as clean energy and sustainable tourism.
The Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica announced that is seeking funds to open an embassy and send diplomatic personnel to Jakarta, Indonesia. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Manuel Gonzalez, confirmed to Crhoy.com that the branch could be set up in the third quarter of this year.
An agreement signed between the foreign ministries of Costa Rica and Panama was not enough for the Costa Rican truckers to lift the blockade in Paso Canoas, which has gone on for five days.
Juan Carlos Segura, a spokesman for the carriers, said that the 300 trucks at the border will remain in place because the compromise agreed by the ministers is a joke and does not address the abuses of the State Border Service of Panama (SENAFRONT).
In light of the presence of residues of the antiparasitic drug ivermectin, Costa Rican health authorities have suspended permits for Panamanian ranchers.
José Pablo Solis, president of the National Cattlemen's Association (Anagan), said the health protocols for countries in the region establish that cattle should be free of such residues which are considered toxic to human health.
The 2007 International Coffee Agreement regulates the relationship between ICO member countries.
The Costa Rican Coffe Insitute, known in Spanish as Icafé, requested the Legislative Assembly to approve as soon as possible the International Coffee Agreement 2007, from the International Coffee Organization. September 2009 is the deadline for Costa Rican approval of the document.
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