Belize Attends SICA-Spain Meeting in the Dominican Republic Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

On Friday, March 16, 2018, H.E. Patrick Andrews, CEO in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led a delegation in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. There, the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Integration System (SICA) met with H.E. Alfonso Dastis, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

At this meeting, the SICA Foreign Ministers thanked Spain for their continued support in the regional integration movement especially in the fields of institutional strengthening, human rights, poverty alleviation, and security. They also signed the fourth phase of the SICA-Spain Fund which will support the region’s commitments to the 2030 Agenda.

During a separate meeting, the SICA Foreign Ministers discussed the work of the Secretariat and also on the way forward, particularly on the various regional mechanisms in the areas of immigration and security. H.E. Andrews also met with H.E. Dastis to discuss the continued bi-lateral relationship between Belize and Spain, particularly in the areas of scholarship opportunities for Belizeans.

H.E. Patrick Andrews was accompanied by H.E. Eduardo Lama, Belize Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and Margaret Juan, Charge d’ Affaires at the Embassy of Belize in El Salvador.