Thursday, January 21, 2010

New EU Trade Secretary to visit Costa Rica

The new EU trade commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, will visit Costa Rica on the 20th and 21st of January during his first visit to Central America.

Also on his schedule are visits to Guatemala and El Salvador.

The purpose of the trip to is to resume negotiations on an Association Agreement between the EU and Central America.

This association was first proposed in 2007 and negotiations were put on hold in July of 2009 due to the coup in Honduras.

The EU and Central American nations hope to have reached an accord by May of this year.

Click here to read further coverage of this story in the Costa Rica News

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