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Ecuador Participated in Latin America-Caribbean Conference at the German Federal Foreign Office

Numerous Foreign Ministers from Latin American and Caribbean countries met with the German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, to launch the Latin America and Caribbean Initiative.

June 04th, 2019
K. Wiesner, News from Berlin
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The Embassy of Ecuador in Berlin has announced through its social media channels that the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, Josť Valencia, participated in the Latin America-Caribbean Conference at the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on May 28.

On May 28, 2019, many Foreign Ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean accepted the German Foreign Minister’s invitation to attend the Latin America-Caribbean Conference at the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. The conference served as the official launch for the Latin America and Caribbean Initiative that aims to promote and strengthen close relations between Germany and the participating countries. ††

As Heiko Maas, the German Foreign Minister, has pointed out, the new Latin America and Caribbean Initiative is based on the common interests and values of the countries participating, and has the goal of intensifying existing partnerships and cooperation between Latin American and Caribbean countries and Germany. The initiative also aims to advocate for democracy, human rights, and fair rules in the international community.

The Latin America-Caribbean Conference on May 28 allowed its participants to identify the challenges Germany, Latin America, and the Caribbean face at the moment as well as to lay out common goals that could be achieved together in the future. In smaller groups, the Foreign Ministers also had the opportunity to discuss the closer cooperation between their countries in the fields of economics, climate change, rule of law, and science and education. As the Latin America and Caribbean Initiative continues to evolve, it will offer a valuable contribution to the spread of cultural diplomacy and thus promote intercultural understanding and global peace.

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