SELA and Mexico make progress on integration and economic recovery agenda

julio 13, 2022
autor: www.sela.org
SELA and Mexico make progress on integration and economic recovery agenda

The Permanent Secretary of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), Ambassador Clarems Endara, met with the Ambassador of Mexico in Venezuela, Leopoldo de Gyves de la Cruz, to make progress in cooperation projects for the integration of the region.

During the meeting, Ambassador Clarems Endara detailed the scope of SELA's projects such as the institutionalisation of the Network of Digital and Collaborative Ports; the second edition of the Public Policy Index for MSMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean (IPPALC), as well as projects related to disaster risk management and food vulnerability in the region, especially in Central America.

"We are making progress, we have complex and interesting challenges that are beginning to bear fruit," said the Permanent Secretary of SELA, who also explained the work agenda being developed with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), as well as the progress of upcoming events to define public policy strategies that facilitate economic recovery in the region.

The Ambassador of Mexico in Venezuela, Leopoldo de Gyves de la Cruz, highlighted the construction of the Inter-Oceanic Corridor of Tehuantepec, as well as the importance of digitalisation and automation of ports, an issue that he proposed to address in depth in a new meeting in order to define concrete joint lines of action.

The Mexican diplomat also reiterated his intention to maintain permanent contact with SELA, especially with regard to issues related to economic recovery, disaster risk management and the gender approach.

Mexico has been a Member State of SELA since 1976 and for the past two years has held the Chairmanship of the Latin American Council of the organisation. The Aztec nation has always maintained an initiative-taking relationship of close cooperation with the Member States of SELA in favour of regional convergence and cooperation.