Press release 321/2011
(19 August 2011)
CARICOM AND SICA MUST COME TOGETHER TO FACE
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen,
Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Countries of the Central
American Integration System (SICA) and the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM) have a historic need to come
together to face the global challenges that stem
from a more complex and competitive environment.
This was the view of President of El Salvador,
His Excellency Mauricio Funes, at the Opening
Ceremony of the Third CARICOM-SICA Summit which he
is hosting in San Salvador. President Funes, who is
Pro-Tempore Chairman of SICA, appealed for both
Regions to speak as one voice in world fora.
“Those of us with limited resources to respond to
the challenges of such an environment, know the
difficulties that arise when trying to face them
alone,” he added. President Funes said that at this
time, integration was an urgent need not a political
He called for the adoption of actions and
policies to deepen the relationship between the two
Regions based on the Declaration adopted at the
Second CARICOM-SICA Summit held in Belize in 2007.