President Ramotar to attend European Union/Latin America and Caribbean Summit in Chile – 21st Jan 2013
Closer bilateral and multi-lateral co-operation between Guyana and the European Union will be one of the main issues that is expected
when the 7th European Union/Latin America and Caribbean (EU-LAC) Summit kicks off in Santiago de Chile later this week.
Speaking to Journalists at a briefing to raise the curtain on the summit via teleconferencing from Brussels, Managing Director of the
Americas for the European External Action Services- the diplomatic arm of the European Union, Christian Leffler, says, the Heads of State and Governments will set the boarder tone and chart the way forward within the Economic Commission of Latin American and the Caribbean.
Leffler says the European Union and ECLAC countries have long enjoyed economic relations with more than 385 billion Euros being invested as Foreign Direct Investment in 2010.
The European diplomat says the UNION is also launching the Caribbean Investment Facility as a means of providing more capital and grants to the hemisphere.
Guyana Delegation will be headed by President Donald Ramotar. During the Summit, the leaders are expected to adopt a political
declaration and to agree on the strengthening of the existing action plan for bi-regional cooperation.