SELA presents Work Programme to GRULAC

May 16, 2023
SELA presents Work Programme to GRULAC

The Latin American Economic System of the Caribbean (SELA) presented its Work Programme for 2022 - 2026 at a meeting of the Group for Dialogue and Coordination of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC), where the Ambassador of Argentina in Venezuela, Óscar Laborde, who chairs the Latin American Council of SELA, highlighted the work of the organisation in favour of convergence and the "reorganisation of integration" in the region.

For his part, the Permanent Secretary of SELA, Ambassador Clarems Endara, made a presentation on the Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the balance of the organization's multi-year Work Programme, which, he stressed, is aimed at developing policies to boost trade in the region, achieve resilient economies, strengthen productive linkages and move towards sustainable models.   

Furthermore, he assured that, in the face of the regional and global challenge, the deepening of regional integration is an essential component in any strategy that the Latin American and Caribbean countries decide to implement.  

During the meeting, the Ambassador of Colombia to Venezuela, Armando Benedetti, expressed the need to develop exchange mechanisms in order to strengthen alliances and develop the economy among the countries of the region. 

The Ambassador of Barbados in Venezuela, Aquinas Clarke, highlighted the importance for both the Caribbean and Latin American economies to counteract the results of the pandemic, through confidence building, in order to achieve better social development. 

For his part, the Ambassador of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in Venezuela, Gareth Bynoé, expressed the need to make progress towards a global financial architecture that accelerates transformative development for the Caribbean and the rest of Latin America. 

The Permanent Secretary of SELA underscored the importance of institutionalizing the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and opening a mechanism for dialogue "with concrete tasks and concrete results" in favour of regional development and integration.