EU and Central America Advocate for Strategic Association


Representatives of the European Union (EU) and Central America began in Panama dialogue sessions aimed at consolidating a strategic partnership, according to its organizers.

A press release from the Foreign Ministry specifies that the post-Covid-19 situation, disaster reduction, youth and employment are among the topics of seven panels that will have open sessions until tomorrow, Thursday, June 2.

The meeting called “EU-Central America Dialogue Days, New Alliances for Development” will provide a platform to renew political and technical exchange with a view to strengthening the bi-regional partnership in the face of challenges such as green transition and fair digital transformation.

The forum will be inaugurated by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Erika Mouynes; Labor, Doris Zapata; and Social Development, María Inés Castillo, who will be accompanied by the President of the European-Latin American and Caribbean Foundation, Leire Pajín.

The evening at the Bolivar Palace, which will also be attended by the Deputy Director of the Development Center of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Federico Bonaglia, will be addressed by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, via videoconference.

The keynote address on the opening day will be given by the Director of the Carolina Foundation, José Antonio Sanahuja, who will speak on the revitalization of the post-pandemic regional strategic partnership and the new world order. (


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