The final declaration of the Second Summit of Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and European Union (EU) first included two very related issues with Argentina, such as the need to protect sovereign debt restructurings, and respect for the territorial integrity, which refers to the conflict over the Falkland Islands.
Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman remarked that "Argentina is satisfied that respect for territorial integrity was included and sovereign debt restructuring is also mentioned," and noted that "both were present for first time "in a statement with the EU.
emphasized that" territorial integrity is crucial because it includes the sovereignty dispute with the United Kingdom ". "That has been spoken of respect for territorial sovereignty, Argentina sees it as a big breakthrough," said the minister.
also stressed as positive for Argentina that has been added "the need greater predictability in the restructuring of sovereign debt, "adding that" note of what actually took so far in the various agencies where this was discussed. "
a rapprochement between Latin America and Europe "more balanced"
the Second Summit CELAC-EU concluded today in the Belgian city of Brussels, after two days of deliberations, of which participated representatives of 61 countries from both regions. (See: " CELAC and European Union meet in another historic summit ")
The closing ceremony was led by the presidents of Ecuador, Rafael Correa , in exercise of the Presidency Pro Tempore of CELAC; the head of the European Council Donald Tusk , and the Secretary General of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker .
"These meetings are very fruitful to influence . the world order are 61 sovereign states, almost a third of the countries of the UN, "said Correa
Meanwhile, Tusk said." We have confirmation of the strategic nature of our partnership " and stated that the EU and CELAC are also "partners in tackling global challenges" and face to achieve "a more balanced world order."
Meanwhile, Juncker said the EU looks " great interest the process of integration in Latin America and the Caribbean "and said that Europeans are" ready to continue to support these efforts with commitment and conviction. "
Correa highlighted the new cooperation needs Latin America and the Caribbean, and in this regard stated that "the region no longer requires support to build a small school, a health center or a rural road, but human talent, science and technology."
"As bloc have welcomed the approach of the United States and Cuba, which is not a concession, but the result of the struggle of the Cuban people for their sovereignty, "said Correa, despite which warned that" yet to lift the US blockade against Cuba and return to the island territory of Guantanamo. "
also pointed rejection, included in the Final Declaration of the Summit, the executive order issued by President Barack Obama imposed sanctions against Venezuela" for allegedly constitute a danger to the national security of the United States. "
Correa stressed that" there were also demonstrations of solidarity for Argentina to the problem of vulture funds and support to the search for peace in Colombia, with the aim of ending one of the longest conflicts in the world and the only one that exists in our America "