Central American summit to convene in El Salvador

El Salvador's President, Elías Antonio Saca, confirmed that the summit of Central American presidents will take place in San Salvador on June 27.

Monday, June 23, 2008

"We will be dealing with many themes from the common agenda of Central American countries," said Saca, though he remained vague about which specific topics would be discussed.
He said that at the meeting, the rotating presidency of the System of Central American Integration will be passed to Honduras.
The president made the remarks during his Sunday radio broadcast.

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Central America asks BCIE for backing for Central and Private Banks

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Plan Puebla Panama and Integration to be discussed at presidential meetings

June 2008

The presidents of the region have back-to-back meetings today in El Salvador and tomorrow in Mexico, to discuss regional integration and the re-starting of the Plan Puebla Panama.

Presidents from Central America, Mexico and Colombia will meet Saturday in the Mexican city of Villahermosa, where the theme will be Plan Puebla Panama.

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