Published On: Wed, Apr 30th, 2014

Conclusions of Mexico – CARICOM and ACS Summits.

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The city of Mérida Yucatan hosted the Third Mexico – CARICOM Summit and also the VI Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), forums on April 29th and 30th 2014. These forums were led by Enrique Peña Nieto, along with chiefs of state and the state government. These summits will impulse the development of regional integration and cooperation.

 

On Tuesday, April 29, aiming the development of Mexico – Caricom Summit III, President Peña Nieto met with the representatives of the States Members of the Caribbean Community, with the goal of continuing programs of cooperation and to identify new areas of interest in the Caribbean.

 

It was reported that the leaders reviewed the Program of Technical and Scientific Cooperation 2012-2013, they also discussed the progress in natural disasters prevention, and developed a new program of cooperation for the evolution of agricultural progress in the Caribbean.

 

It was stated that on May 2012, Barbados held the Second Mexico – Caricom Summit, where a joint statement in which the strategic importance of the relationship between Mexico and Caribbean community (CARICOM) was reinforced.

The Caricom was created on July 4, 1973 , with the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas. Its members are: Antigua and Barbuda , Bahamas , Barbados , Belize , Dominica, Granada , Guyana , Haiti , Jamaica , St. Kitts and Nevis , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Saint Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

The 30th of July, 1974 , Mexico and CARICOM signed a cooperation agreement.

 

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This Wednesday April 30th the city of Mérida will host the Sixth Summit of the Association of Caribbean States, cooperation mechanism that was created in July 1994 with the signing of the Treaty of Cartagena.

 

States parties will underline the importance of the labor carried out by the ACS in subjects like disaster risk management, connectivity improvement in the region, trade integration, economic relations, sustainable development and tourism.

 

During the meeting in Mérida, state parties will discuss and approve new projects presented by Mexico on geographic information, international transit freight and short distance sea commerce.

 

It is expected that at the end of the sixth summit, state members of the ACS will sign the “Declaration of Merida”.

Méxco-CARICOM Summit Mérida 2014

México-CARICOM Summit Mérida 2014

Méxco-CARICOM Summit Mérida 2014

México-CARICOM Summit Mérida 2014

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