(St. Vincent Times) – At the conclusion of the 2023 EU-CELAC Summit, the countries of the Community of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC) and the European Union issued a joint declaration.
Fifty-nine (59) of the sixty (60) countries signed the forty-one (41) paragraph declaration.
“This Declaration was endorsed by all countries with one exception due to its disagreement with one paragraph,” the European Union stated in a statement.
The countries decided, among other things, to “enhance our dialogue and foster extensive people-to-people contacts.” We repeat that by working together as sovereign partners, we are stronger and better positioned to address our times’ various crises and problems, like as food insecurity, poverty, inequities in both areas, supply chain disruptions, and rising inflation.”
“We will also cooperate to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change and environmental degradation, in light of different national circumstances,” stated paragraph three of the declaration.