Uruguay and Costa Rica reaffirmed here the role of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) as regional representative authority in its stance, faced with events of the international agenda.

celac-logo-oficialA communiqué by the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry said that both countries agreed on the importance of strengthening integration authorities as the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) and the System of Central American Integration (SICA).

After two days of talks, the 2nd Uruguay-Costa Rica Meeting for Political Consultations agreed several initiatives for bilateral collaboration and created a Mix Commission of Technical and Scientific Cooperation.

In the sessions, presided over by Voce Foreign Ministers of Uruguay and Costa Rica, Luis Porto and Gioconda Ubeda, respectively, they agreed to support each other in international forums.

San Jose will support Uruguay as candidate for Non Permanent Member of the UN Security Council (2016-2017), and Montevideo will back the Costa Rican candidates for the UN Human Rights Council (2015-2017) and the Executive Committee of the Pan-American health Organization (2013-2016).

Both countries verified their agreement regarding issues as trade, investments, human rights and drugs.

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