President Luis Abinader thanked the Spanish government for providing vaccines to Latin American countries after receiving the Pro Tempore secretariat for the next Ibero-American summit of heads of state and government.
“I want to take advantage and thank the countries that have offered their support for our Pro Tempore secretariat; At the same time, I want to thank the Spanish government for the gesture of solidarity that will provide vaccines for Latin American countries, “said the Dominican prime minister.
In addition, during his intervention in the transfer of the Pro Tempore secretariat, Luis Abinader indicated that new and huge economic resources will be needed to strengthen growth prospects.
“Developed countries should be called upon to make a greater effort to channel these capitals so that we can reduce the effects of pandemic debt and relaunch Latin American growth,” he added.
He also assured that his Pro Tempore secretariat will manage the creation of a post-pandemic recovery fund.
“We will work hard to establish a recovery and restructuring fund that will underpin a major regional development alliance and facilitate not only post-pandemic recovery but also the transition to a new, just, green economic order and all sustainable, ”said Abinader.
President Abinader also said that the goals of the 2030 Agenda can only be achieved if funding gaps are closed at the lowest possible cost for developing countries, otherwise nations could find it difficult to achieve the goals of sustainable development.
The President of the Republic also recalled that bilateral and multilateral cooperation has been key to combating previous crises which threatened to destroy the growth of the region.
On this occasion, the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government brought together leaders of 16 of the 22 Ibero-American countries to discuss economic recovery, access to vaccines and the effect of the health crisis on the most vulnerable groups.
In addition to the Guatemalan President and the Dominican President, Luis Abinader, in the Principality of Andorra there are only the Presidents and Heads of State of that nation, Spain and Portugal; while the rest of the leaders are mixed.