Secretary General of SICA meets with Ambassador of Costa Rica in El Salvador

San Salvador, December 8, 2014: The Secretary General of the Central American Integration System (SICA), Dr. Victoria Marina Velásquez de Avilés, held a meeting with the new Ambassador of Costa Rica accredited to El Salvador and designated as representative to SICA, Carlos Manuel Echeverria Esquivel.

The ambassador, who was appointed by President Luis Guillermo Solis last November 25, thanked the reception and voiced the total willingness to continue working on the regional agenda, in the strengthening of integrationist policies and the development of the Central American people.

Dr. Aviles, for her part, expressed her interest to continue articulating and coordinating actions in areas of common interest with the nations that are part of the system, further projecting and positioning the integration process.

The Republic of Costa Rica joined the integration process with the establishment of the Organization of American States (OCAS) in 1951. To this nation, regional integration must not be regarded as an end in itself but rather as an instrument of development, whose ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life of Central Americans.

Costa Rica is home to some of the institutions of the Central American Integration System, they are: The General Secretariat of Educational and Cultural Coordination (SG-CECC), the Executive Secretariat of the Central American Monetary Council (SE-CMCA), the Executive Secretariat of the Central American agricultural Council (SE-CAC), the Central American Institute of Public Administration (ICAP), and the Regional Committee for Water Resources (CRRH).

Boletín Informativo de la Secretaría General del SICA