How to Take Advantage of the European Agreement in Guatemala

Technical assistance and training will be provided for the public institutions who will be involved in the implementation of the agreement.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"AA-Integration Project" will take place in a period of 80 months with a $11.6 million investment, of which $9.1 million will be provided by the European Union and the rest by the Guatemalan government.

The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Guatemala. According to its coordinator, Gabriel Aguilera, "the goal is to facilitate the participation of Guatemala in the agreement, and to strengthen the process of regional integration and civil society awareness about the positive and negative aspects of the AA."

"The initiative provides technical assistance, training, delivery of supplies, exchange of experiences and specific studies, in order to strengthen the capacities of the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy, Labour, Health, Environment and Agriculture ..." noted an article PrensaLibre.com.



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