The presidents of the Central American Integration System (SICA) advocated today for the construction of a sustainable development model for the region.
This was one of the main agreements of the fifty-second ordinary meeting of Heads of State and Government of SICA, held in Belize, with a closing declaration that highlights a series of regional agreements on climate change, migration, coffee, renewable energies and afro-descendants.
On this matter, the Belizean Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, recalled that during these six months that his country has held the pro tempore presidency of the agency they have worked on an "action plan" to fight criminal organizations and thus consolidate the "democratic security model" in Central America.
On the other hand, Secretary General of SICA and former president of Guatemala, Vinicio Cerezo, said that the region needs to "rethink" and bet on "a new model for a renewed development plan that inspires political consensus and public policies, as well as new strategic alliances” to invest in the modernization of the economic infrastructure.
Besides Barrow and Cerezo, the event was attended by the presidents of Guatemala (Jimmy Morales), El Salvador (Salvador Sánchez Cerén), Honduras (Juan Orlando Hernández), Panama (Juan Carlos Valera), and the foreign ministers of Nicaragua (Denis Moncada) and the Dominican Republic (Miguel Vargas), as well as the adviser to the Chancellor’s Office of Costa Rica, Estela Blanco Solis.