QCOSTARICA – The government of Costa Rica will invest more than US$4 million dollars in five days of activities, as host of the third summit of the Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (Celac).
According to the Foreign Ministry, some 226 vehicles from public institutions and 14 hotels will be used to meet the needs of the 32 delegations of foreign Heads of State attending the annual event.
Deputy Foreign Minister, Eduaro Trejos, said on Friday US$4.334.885 dollars have been spend to sponsor such the important multicultural activity.
Trejos added that the expenditures have been vetted to avoid unnecessary costs, and that only 10% was spent with private institutions, that is to say 90% was spent within the public institutions.
The CELAC summit in San José begins on Monday, January 26 and concludes on the 29th. At the conclusion, Costa Rica will transfer the pro-tempore presidency to Ecuador.