Summit of the Americas: Commitments may be reviewed by citizens

18:24 | Lima, Feb. 7.

The Summit of the Americas will end up in concrete actions that citizens will be able to review in order to verify their implementation, Foreign Affairs Minister Cayetana Aljovin informed on Wednesday.

"It won't be the typical summit that concludes with all participants saying they want to fight corruption," the minister expressed. 

"Instead, countries will commit to [specific] measures," she added. 

According to Aljovin, there is no need to reach a global consensus for every measure since accessions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

She went on to say the U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson thinks Peru has chosen an important theme for the Summit: Democratic Governance Against Corruption.

This theme will help address issues of regional concern, such as Venezuela. 

The Summit

The Summit of the Americas brings together heads of state and government of the member states of the Western Hemisphere to discuss common policy issues, affirm shared values and commit to concerted actions.

The 8th edition will take place on April 13-14, 2018 in Lima. 


Published: 2/7/2018
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