Colombia Joins SICA As Observer

The country is aiming to strengthen links with the region, support integration and increase economic, scientific and technological cooperation.

Friday, September 27, 2013

From a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Panama:

Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, and the Secretary General of the Central American Integration System (SICA), Hugo Martinez, signed as part of the 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, an agreement which formalizes Colombia's admission as an observer of this regional organization.

This will allow Colombia to further strengthen its ties with Central American countries, as well as supporting integration and cooperation for sustainable development in economic, technological and scientific areas.

The observer status formalized today, endorses Colombia's commitment to Central America, which will allow it to more actively participate in the meeting of Presidents and / or the Council of Ministers, with a view to greater and more effective cooperation.

The Central American Integration System dates back to 1951 with the creation of the Central American States (OCAS) and the amended Tegucigalpa Protocol of 1991, which created to the current version of SICA.

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