Ibero-American Summit to Review South-South Cooperation

Ibero-American Summit to Review South-South CooperationBuenos Aires, Nov 30. -The 20th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government will review the course of South-South cooperation involving a number of countries from the region.

A meeting of Cooperation Coordinators will be held in the Argentine city of Mar del Plata Dec. 1-2 prior to the deliberations of heads of State scheduled for Dec. 3-4.

The participating states are Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

The South-South cooperation program was adopted during the 18th Iberoamerican Summit, held Oct. 29-31 of 2008 in San Salvador, fulfilling an Action Program agreement from the previous summit in Santiago de Chile.

That decision aimed at strengthening and dynamizing the horizontal South-South Ibero-American cooperation and contributing to the quality and impact of actions and to the extension of the so-called best practices that are linked to them.

The cooperation planned from the beginning includes activities in the sectors of science and technology for development, education, and others, according to organizers. (Prensa Latina)