CELAC Leaders to Start Arriving in Cuba on January 27

26 January 2014 8:09pm
CELAC Leaders to Start Arriving in Cuba on January 27

The heads of State and Government that will participate in the II Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will begin their arrival in Havana on January 27, according to the program scheduled.

The opening session will be held in the morning on January 28 at PABEXPO exhibition premises, the venue of all the activities of the regional meeting, according to the agenda.

The conference will be focused on problems that are affecting the region, as hunger, poverty and inequalities, and will seek strategies to face them.

Prior to the summit, the national expert meetings and those of foreign ministers will be held on January 25-27. In the two-day presidential summit, on January 28-29, full sessions will be held.

The first ladies that will participate in the meeting will fulfill a plan of tours of places of social, cultural and scientific interest.

According to the program, they will visit the center for Immune system trials, the colonial area of the capital, Dora Alonso School for autistic children and the building for Cuban art of the National Fine Arts Museum.

In PABEXPO, the plenary hall, the rooms for bilateral exchange and the media work spaces are being equipped to guarantee a top-level meeting that distinguishes Cuba, Head of the Palco Group in charge of those works Abraham Masiques told press.

CELAC was constituted in 2011 in Caracas. It is considered the most important institutional event in the region and held its first summit last year in Santiago de Chile, where Cuba assumed the organization's presidency pro tempore, which will be transferred to Costa Rica this year.

Source: Prensa Latina

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