A statement issued by the Sandinista Executive during the most recent ordinary meeting of SICA heads of state and government, published here in the local press, emphasized that it is the task of the bloc to define and direct policies accelerating the steps towards multilateralism.
The document, read by Foreign Minister Denis Moncada, highlighted the importance of preventing external proposals to impose and prolong a model that is not compatible with the reality of the area, its history and institutional development.
“We must prevent SICA from becoming a caricature of the European Union. We must not accept any type of interference and avoid politicizing the organization according to the plans of the European Union,” he said.
He urged to exercise a dynamic, efficient and effective agenda, as well as to reduce the bureaucracy of the SICA Institutionality and to promote development and deepen the fight against poverty.
He emphasized the need to strengthen and energize the existing institutions in the bloc, in line with the Tegucigalpa Protocol and other regional instruments, in addition to working in priority areas that benefit the peoples.
On the other hand, it demanded that developed countries fulfill their commitments, especially climate finance to promote resilient and inclusive development, cooperate with the sustainable development goals and make the climate justice demanded by the peoples a reality.
In addressing the issue of migration, Nicaragua described this phenomenon as a human right, and underscored the need to ensure that it is orderly, safe, regular and agile, both at the regional and extra-regional levels.
He mentioned the increase in extra-regional migratory flows through the Central American area, and stressed the need to deepen the dialogue both in the countries of the area and in the nations of origin and destination.
“Cooperation in this area must be fluid in the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking, among other criminal activities,” he stressed.