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Kingstown Declaration to reflect interests of CELAC members

Kingstown, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will close its summit in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with the Kingstown Declaration, which will reflect the priority interests of all members of the group, official sources confirmed on Wednesday.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country, the document is still being drafted and will include several special pronouncements on specific issues, and will comprise the bloc’s position on the problems affecting the region.

The Saint Vincent Foreign Ministry pointed out that the 8th CELAC Summit will create a space for dialogue aimed at deepening political, economic, social and cultural integration, in addition to consolidating solidarity and cooperation ties among the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The tentative agenda of the Summit was published and it will start on Thursday evening with a welcome reception for the attending delegations.

On Friday morning, March 1, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister and Pro Tempore President of CELAC Ralph Gonsalves will receive the heads of delegations at the Sandals resort in Buccament Bay, along with Foreign Minister Keisal M. Peters.

At the opening of the encounter, Peters will present a report on the management of St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the head of the organization, the National Coordinator of CELAC Douglas Slaterwill intervenes and Gonsalves will further deliver a speech.

Leaders will address the meeting between 10:20 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. local time, after which they will adopt the final declaration and hand over to Honduras, the lead of the organization until 2025.

The high-level Summit will close with a press conference with Honduran President Xiomara Castro as the new leader of the regional group.