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Meeting Between the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation and the Vice President and Chancellor of Costa Rica
23/10/2018

The Costa Rican vice-president and chancellor, Epsy Campbell, was received yesterday by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, accompanied by the State Secretary for Cooperation and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean, Juan Pablo de Laiglesia, to discuss issues of common interest on the bilateral and multilateral agendas.

Both delegations highlighted the excellent state of the bilateral relations, the many areas in which they coincide and the possibility of cementing agreement on issues as important as the 2030 Agenda, climate change and public policies on gender equality; spheres in which both countries can exchange good practice.
 
Minister Borrell highlighted the important role that Costa Rica plays in the region as a state committed to democracy and Human Rights, as well as the initiatives it has undertaken to become one of the first “carbon neutral” countries. He also highlighted Costa Rica’s efforts to join the OECD, a candidacy that Spain supports, which demonstrates the socio-economic advances made over recent years and the positive repercussion this has on the entire region of Central America.
 
President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, visited Costa Rica in late August, as part of the Ibero-American tour which took him to Chile, Colombia and Bolivia, to express the Spanish Government’s support and its will to continue consolidating and improving the bilateral relations with the Central American country under the new administration of President Carlos Alvarado. 
 
Vice-president Epsy Campbell is visiting to Spain to participate in the “We are Latin America: Legislating for the economic empowerment of women” (Somos Iberoamérica: Legislando para el empoderamiento económico de las mujeres) event organised between the Ibero-American General Secretariat, UN Women and the Spanish Government.

 

 

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