The signing of this circular migration agreement will also contribute to foster the economic and social development of both parties, promote cultural diversity and guarantee that the nationals of one State who arrive in the territory of the other effectively enjoy the rights recognised under international agreements.
The strengthening of human relations and management of migration constitute a fundamental part of the current focus of bilateral relations with Guatemala, which will be further reinforced by the signing of this agreement.
Minister Albares took the opportunity of the meeting with his Guatemalan counterpart to congratulate Guatemala on its status as partner country at the 2023 edition of the FITUR trade fair. In this regard, he also recalled the traditional ties that unite Spain and Guatemala and the two ministers agreed on the importance of working together for the success of the 28th Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo and of the EU-CELAC Summit under the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Spain is the leading European investor and leading European trading partner of Guatemala, with a level of trade exchanges in 2021 that exceeded 600 million dollars, thus highlighting the importance of this country in the Central American context.
The two ministers expressed their concern at the impact of the war of aggression against Ukraine and the need for the international community to support a peaceful solution to the conflict.
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