Panama, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic sign alliance to strengthen democratic institutions.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, exchanged views with his counterparts from Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada; and Luis Abinader, from the Dominican Republic, on the challenges faced by the region to recover the post-pandemic development path with the objective of promoting economic growth; and on the crisis that Haiti is going through and the growing impact it is generating on the region, particularly the serious migratory consequences.

The dialogue took place in New York City, within the framework of the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).

The leaders agreed to instruct their foreign ministers, in alliance with strategic partners such as the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and friendly countries, to immediately structure concrete, comprehensive and sustainable solutions, within a framework of respect for dignity and human rights.

In addition, they propose “to promote a regional proposal to relaunch commercial, demographic and cultural links between our countries and those of the region”. This regional proposal is based on the need to promote economic growth within the framework of democracy, human rights and sustainable development objectives.

The presidents considered of utmost importance this initiative that leads to the defense of open societies, international law and a paradigm of green, fair, sustainable and inclusive development in the face of the great structural challenges of humanity.

In the alliance, the leaders support an agenda that generates synergies between their countries and other strategic partners in the region, taking advantage of the process of reconfiguring global supply chains. These synergies will help create the conditions for the return of the production of strategic goods and services to the region, both to ensure its connectivity and prepare it for future challenges such as the pandemic, and to generate opportunities for sustainable development and well-being that, in turn, will result in greater stability and prosperity for all.

President Cortizo Cohen will participate in the UN General Assembly tomorrow, Thursday. The central theme of this year’s debate is “Building resilience through hope, recovering from Covid-19, rebuilding sustainably, responding to Earth’s needs, respecting human rights and revitalizing the United Nations”.

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