CentAm Extraordinary Summit on Disaster Begins

San Salvador, Oct 25. -Central American presidents and representatives are participating in an extraordinary summit in San Salvador to take common actions to face the disasters caused by recent heavy rains.Central America: Summit to Assess Damages

The summit is being held in a room at the International Airport of Comalapa, 26 miles southeast of San Salvador, where participants are analyzing the damage caused by recent climatic adversity.

The meeting is attended by the presidents of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla; Guatemala, Alvaro Colom; Honduras, Porfirio Lobo; El Savador, Mauricio Funes, and Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos.

The rest of the member countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA), Belize and Panama, are represented by their ambassadors, just like the Dominican Republic, which is an associate.

Speaking at the opening session, President Funes, SICA pro-tempore president, called to set up a consulting group of the international community to help Central America.

Funes added that at the end of the summit, a final declaration on the debated topics and the agreements will be published. (Prensa Latina)