The Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean,
Socorro Flores Liera, made some remarks at the meeting of the Council of
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Integration System (SICA)
with observer countries, held to review the progress made by the Central
American integration process over the last semester and to strengthen cooperation.
The meeting was convened by the El Salvador government as
pro tempore SICA president. It took place in San Salvador on December 17.
In her remarks, Ambassador Flores Liera said that Central
America is a priority for Mexican foreign policy, and that our country will
continue to work with SICA to make the region into an area of prosperity and
She highlighted the Mesoamerica Project’s nine areas of
impact (transport, trade facilitation, energy, telecommunications, health, risk
management, environment, housing, food and nutrition security), which complement
SICA’s priorities and reinforce the need to create synergies between different
initiatives and projects that lead to regional cooperation efforts.
The Undersecretary stressed the importance of the Central
America Security Strategy (ESCA) and Mexico's willingness to redouble its efforts
in this area. Lastly, she said that this dialogue is ideal for setting a joint
SICA is an international organization created on February 1,
1993 to promote the integration of Central America to further peace, freedom,
democracy and development. Its Member States are: Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican
Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. Mexico has participated
in SICA since 2004 as Regional Observer.