Thursday afternoon government officials provided details about the agenda regarding U.S. President Barack Obama and the Central American Integration System (SICA) conference.
The central focuse of the agenda is based on collaboration in areas of economy, social and infrastructure. Communications Minister, Francisco Chacon, emphasized this is not a social, bur a working meeting.
Costa Rica’s Ambassador to Washington, D.C., Muni Figueres, said that there is an interest from the United States to generate discussion on economic and security issues and build bridges for a closer relationship and technical cooperation.
According to her, there is “an interest of the United States and Costa Rica and Central America to broaden the debate and discussion on the relationship between the member countries of SICA to economic development issues, opportunities, jobs and address the issue of organized crime.”
Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister, Enrique Castillo and Minister Chacon, released to the press a glimpse of the activities in which President Obama will participate in while in Costa Rica.
Friday at 2:00pm, Obama is expected to arrive at the Juan Santamaría airport. By 3:00pm Obama should be at Casa Amarilla (Foreign Ministry) in downtown San José, where he will attend bilateral meetings, privately, with Presidenta Laura Chinchilla.
At 4:00pm, Obama is expected to hold meetings with all the SICA presidents.
A news conference is schedule at 5:15pm in the CENAC, which is expected to last one hour.
At 7:00pm, dinner with Obama and the SICA presidents will beheld at the Teatro Nacional.
President Obama is scheduled to depart Costa Rica at 12:30pm Saturday.