The Heads of State and Government will discuss the future of
CELAC and priority issues on the global
agenda, especially social
development, reducing inequality and strengthening institutions. They will
adopt a Political Declaration and the 2016
Action Plan, which will guide CELAC’s work during 2016.
This year, leaders and representatives from the region’s 33
countries are attending the summit. CELAC
was founded in 2010 in Mexico as a
forum for political coordination and consensus on regional and global issues.
President Peña Nieto attended the inaugural ceremony, the
plenary session and general debate and the leaders’ retreat, and took part in
adopting the draft 2016 CELAC agenda.
Mexico’s participation at the summit reaffirms its
commitment to CELAC and to finding areas of agreement on priority issues, and
promotes cooperation that benefits the societies of the member countries. The
summit ends Ecuador’s term as pro tempore president and the position now
rotates to the Dominican Republic.