15 may. 2008

Foreign Ministers Run Lima Summit

Eduardo Rodriguez-Baz, special envoy

Lima, May 15 (Prensa Latina)

The foreign ministers of 60 countries lead the fifth Latin America-Caribbean-European Union (ALC-UE) Summit Thursday, to agree on the agenda their respective leaders will examine on Friday.

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  • The ministers" mission takes place two days after their negotiators analyzed the topics to be included in so called Declaration of Lima, which will be endorsed by the ALC-UE heads of State and government.

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, the officials focused on the anti-poverty fight and environmental protection, key issues in this fifth summit.

    Drawing up the Lima Agenda against poverty, inequity, and exclusion is among the main goals of the forum.

    Sources close to the experts" meeting told Prensa Latina that in the previous sessions, Europe and Latin America agreed to seek solutions to the dramatic rise in food prices worldwide.