BELIZE CITY, Wed. June 9, 2021– The Prime Minister, Hon. John Briceño, left the country today to attend two high-level regional events being organized in San José, Costa Rica: the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SICA-Spain, and also a Solidarity Event for Forcibly Displaced Persons and Host Communities in Central America and Mexico.
The Prime Minister also plans to hold bilateral meetings with President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica and the president of Spain, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón.
President Pérez-Castejón will, together with the Heads of States that are a part of the Central American Integration System (SICA), analyze the region and its relationship with Spain. This meeting is scheduled to take place on June 10. The meeting will also commemorate the 30th anniversary of SICA.
It must be noted that it is in the immediate aftermath of a historic diplomatic meeting between the governments of Belize and Guatemala that the Prime Minister will now be attending a regional meeting reportedly organized by the Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship in partnership with the governments of Spain and Guatemala.
The Heads of States will also participate in a Solidarity Event, where they will seek to obtain donations and contributions to continue the work of the Regional Integrated Framework for Protection and Solutions (MIRPS) (created in 2017), of which Belize is also a part.
The Prime Minister is expected to return to the country on June 12. In the interim, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Cordel Hyde will act as Prime Minister.