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Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister visits Belize

HighlightsCosta Rica’s Foreign Minister visits Belize

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Jan. 19, 2022– On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, H.E. Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic of Costa Rica, arrived in Belize for a two-day visit along with his delegation. Minister Quirós began his visit with a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño.

On Wednesday, January 19, Quiros met with Belize’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Hon. Eamon Courtenay, and during that meeting both Foreign Ministers agreed to explore new opportunities for foreign trade between their two countries, as well as for cooperation in agriculture, foreign direct investments, and improving the human development index. During the meeting, Quirós and Courtenay signed Joint Declarations for the Establishment of a Strategic Alliance for Comprehensive Cooperation and the Preservation of the Oceans and Seas. They also signed Memoranda of Understanding on Climate Change Cooperation and Tourism.

Further discussions between the two centered on Belize’s CARICOM chairmanship, SICA, and Central America affairs, as well as tourism, environmental issues, climate change, food and animal health safety, and vocational-technical training, among others.

Minister Quirós will also meet the Minister of Health and Wellness, Hon. Kevin Bernard; and the Minister of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, Hon. Andre Perez. Minister Quirós is also expected to meet Dr. Vincent Palacio, interim president of the University of Belize, and Dr. Colin Young, executive director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center.

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