Ibero-American Summit Ends with Documents Approval

Luque, Paraguay, Oct 29. -The 21st Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government ends Saturday, when the Asuncion Draft Declaration and other documents are scheduled to be approved, as well as the handing over of the Pro Tempore Secretariat to Spain.

Heads of state and representatives of some of its 22 member countries will gather at the Conference Hall of the South American Football Confederation in the city of Luque to discuss points of view under the slogan "State Transformation and Development."

Foreign ministers will conclude their deliberations of the documents that will be presented to the heads for their approval. National coordinators and those responsible for cooperation analyzed and reached a consensus on the texts since Tuesday.

This year, the presidents will analyze nearly 18 special documents, five more than those approved in the Mar del Plata forum.

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is scheduled to give the opening speech; and later the general secretary of the summit Enrique Iglesias will address the meeting. The local Foreign Minister Jorge Lara is also scheduled to deliver a speech.

"This summit takes place in a privileged moment in the history of Paraguay and the Latin American peoples," said Lugo on Friday night in his opening speech in the presence of nine presidents, five vice presidents and eight foreign ministers.

Lugo highlighted that the economic models prevailing in the nation so far were imported and are no longer valid. (Prensa Latina)