Leaders of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States will discuss, among other things, Russia's ongoing war against Ukraine on July 17-18 in Brussels.
This was reported by Ukrinform with reference to the ARA.
"For the first time in eight years, the European Union will hold a summit with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Monday. Federal Chancellor Carl Negammer will also take part in it. Among the key issues are the position on Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine and economic relations," the statement said.
Heads of state and government from 60 countries are expected to attend the third EU-CELAC summit in Brussels. Among them are 27 EU countries and 33 states of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Officially, the goal of the summit is to restore the partnership between the two regions of the world "in order to strengthen peace and sustainable development." EU High Representative Josep Borrell called closer relations with Latin America a "strategic necessity." It is not only about geopolitical and economic issues, but also about closer cooperation in the field of environmental and climate protection.
"The European Union hopes for a clear commitment to multilateralism and peace and security in the world during the summit. However, the socialist countries of CELAC - Cuba and Venezuela - are warning the EU against a "failure" of the summit. The states, which are traditionally Russia's allies, want the final declaration not to mention the war in Ukraine," ARA reports.-
A number of cooperation agreements are also expected to be signed on the sidelines of the summit.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 17/07/2023