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 development.

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 agenda.

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.