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Honduras and the EU committed to deepening bilateral ties

Brussels, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Yesterday, the Honduran Foreign Minister Enrique Reina and the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, bet to deepen bilateral ties.

To this end, they signed a memorandum of understanding developing an open and regular dialogue covering areas ranging from human rights to deforestation.

After the signing of the document, the head of the Honduran diplomacy described as positive the relations between his country and the European bloc not only at a bilateral level, but also at the sub-regional degree in historic moments in which the communities played an important role for peace in Central America.

Reina said that with the signing of this memorandum, the parties will be able to move forward on issues of mutual interest and shared principles.

In this sense, he mentioned the links on issues such as democracy, human rights, sustainable development, as well as the fight against the effects of natural disasters.

He affirmed that the Caribbean is one of the most vulnerable regions of the planet in terms of climate crisis and welcomed the rapprochement on the issue of deforestation and green mechanisms.

He also highlighted the commitment of the government of President Xiomara Castro to environmental issues, as well as to human rights and the fight against impunity and corruption, topics on which they are working with the EU.

Joseph Borrell stated that they seek to create a new framework for a more structured and fluid dialogue, “and to send an important and clear signal about our willingness to explore and establish deeper bilateral relations”.

He noted that the vital social and economic challenges facing Honduras must be addressed and governance, the rule of law, and the fight against impunity and corruption must be strengthened.

The meeting between Rina and Borrell took place within the context of the III Summit of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, which on Monday celebrated its first day with the presence of more than 50 heads of state and government.

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