The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) and the African Union (AU) aim to build a strategic collaboration, according to their respective statements.
For this, this Friday a meeting was held between the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, as pro-tempore president of (Celac); and representatives of the African Union.
Gonsalves described the meeting as a “historic event” and asserted that it is essential that both organizations embrace each other with a true spirit of cooperation for the benefit of the more than two billion people who live on these two continents and regions, he says. Telesur.
The meeting was held in the context of the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), which is taking place in New York, United States (USA).
Due to this, the president of Comoros and the African Union, Azali Assoumani, participated in the meeting; the president of the Republic of Honduras and incoming Pro Tempore of CELAC, Xiomara Castro; the president of the Argentine Republic Alberto Fernández, and president of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat; as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Mauro Vieira.
All the leaders gathered expressed their desire to deepen and strengthen relations between the two regions.
This exchange becomes an excellent opportunity to promote an association that brings mutual benefits.
It is expected that Celac and the UA will also hold a meeting with representatives of the European Union (EU) where the regional body is already holding talks.