QCOSTARICA – Developing a strategy for small and medium businesses (PYMES in Spanish) in the region, investing in technical education for women, the indigenous and Afro-descendents, were part of the proposals made by President Luis Guillermo Solis to U.S. President Barak Obama, participating in the Summit of the Americas, in Panama.
The private conversation between the two on Friday was brief, just five minutes, as Solis greeted Obama before the start of the meeting of the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the U.S.
Besides Solis, the Central America presidents present were: Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), Salvador Sanchez Ceren (El Salvador), Juan Orlando Hernandez (Honduras), Otto Perez Molina (Guatemala), and host Juan Carlos Varela, (Panama). The U.S. was represented by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.
The SICA meeting was part of the Summit of the Americas conference.