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Jul 5, 2010

Belize assumes presidency of SICA

The Pro-tempore presidency of the Central American Integration System (SICA) was held by Panama for the first half of this year and as of July first, Belize took over the rotating presidency. Representatives from different SICA organs are in Belize to brief the local officials on the state of affairs in the region and to plan for the next six months. It’s the Jewel’s fourth time as president and the agenda is packed with issues ranging from the environment to politics to be tabled in the coming months. News Five was at the opening of the orientation session and found out from SICA Secretary General, Juan Daniel Aleman, what on the table between now and December thirty-first.

Juan Daniel Aleman, Secretary General, SICA

juan aleman

“Now we have the honour that Belize leads through the Pro Tempore presidency system and that the reason why we start here today with a presentation of all the secretariats in the system to put in perspective what are possibilities, what are the goals. And in essence what Belize has as its expectations in the SICA process.”

Delahnie Bain

“What are some of your expectations for Belize’s presidency?”

Juan Daniel Aleman

“Well, we’re talking about Climate Change, we’re talking about security, democratic security and about tourism, which I believe are tremendous goals that we can obtain in the middle future and of course we are able to support the effort of the authority of Belize in the system to concrete those goals.”

Delahnie Bain

“What, in your opinion, does Belize bring to the leadership?”

Juan Daniel Aleman

“Well, Belize has a tremendous support and ideas and of course we recognize the leadership of the Prime Minister of Belize and his team. We also recognize the possibilities that Belize can make a good interaction in between SICA and CARICOM. And that’s one of the tremendous advantage that Belize has considering our SICA system.”

At the end of Belize’s pro tempore presidency, Guatemala is next in line to take the reins.


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3 Responses for “Belize assumes presidency of SICA”

  1. c says:

    the PM can even govern this country… much less a region!

  2. Earl Grey says:

    WASTE OF TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! and MONEY!!!

  3. Elgin Martinez says:

    Why should the PM assume presidency of SICA” when he can’t even take care of the Belizean Citizens?It means that he is going to have less time to focus on our internal problem.

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