Ecuador will receive the pro tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC for its Spanish acronym), during the summit to be held on 28 and 29 of January in Costa Rica, with challenges in education, science, innovation and technology, said an official source.
“One concern is that our Latin American and Caribbean universities are not among the first in the world, if we want the development of our countries to be sustained over time we have to be at the forefront,” said the Chancellor of Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño.
Patiño is currently in Costa Rica finishing the details of the III Presidential Summit.
Patiño gave a press conference with the Chancellor of Costa Rica, Manuel González, in which they detailed the progress of the coordination of the transition of the presidency, and also the challenges and achievements were highlighted.
“We have talked about the need to prioritize those issues or areas the CELAC must have, so that we can offer our region concrete results in five or 10 years,” Patiño said.
He added that another of the challenges to be proposed will be to eradicate the extreme poverty and strengthen relations with the European Union.