Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Colombia returns to unasur official

According to the institution, the return of the organization that emerged in 2008 also follows the call of President Gustavo Petro to strengthen collaborative relations with South America.

In the first meeting of the Council of Delegates, which took place the previous day, Colombia reaffirmed its will in this new phase of active participation in the regional integration process, the text highlighted, noting that in during the meeting, the countries exchanged views on the future path within the framework of the mechanism.

The return of this country, he added, represents a milestone in the regional integration policy by promoting the reactivation of the bloc and shows the country’s willingness to cooperate with other member states to address the shared challenges and opportunities in the area. .

On the other hand, he stated, based on the powers of the Council, this body has a key role in the implementation of decisions, preparation of high-level meetings, preparation of regulatory projects, coordination with others more integration processes and the promotion of spaces for citizen dialogue.

Composed of representatives from each country, the Council will meet periodically to advance the integration agenda, the Foreign Ministry said, stressing that by returning to Unasur, Colombia intends to actively contribute to building a future of cooperation and sustainable development in the area.

The organization emerged in 2008 with the signing of its Constitutive Treaty, which was implemented in 2011 with the goal of establishing a South American identity and citizenship and developing an integrated regional space.

In 2018, several countries governed by right-wing leaders opposed to the integrationist process in the region decided to suspend their participation in the organization.

Petro announced his country’s re-entry into the organization on May 30, in the context of the summit of South American presidents held in Brazil at the initiative of the leader Luis Inácio Lula da Silva and where many participants supported the initiative to revive the block.

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