Mexico, Jul 25 (elmundo.cr) – Through a statement, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico reported that within the framework of the commemorations for the 238th anniversary of the birth of the Liberator, Simón Bolívar, held at the Castle of Chapultepec in the City of Mexico, today took place the signing of the Joint Declaration on the Constitutive Agreement of the Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency (ALCE).
The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, together with his counterparts from Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Paraguay, presented through this Joint Declaration the draft Constitutive Agreement of the Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency to the ministers of Foreign Relations who attended the commemorative event.
As they highlighted, “the purpose of the presentation is for the text to serve as a starting point and for discussion, by the States of the region, towards the consolidation of the final instrument of the Constitutive Agreement that will be signed on September 18 in the City. of Mexico, in the presence of the heads of state and government of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Agency will be the regional mechanism in charge of coordinating space activities for its member countries. In this sense, the ALCE, among other tasks, will support the improvement of satellite communication systems, while enhancing the regional capacity to create maps of strengths, opportunities, threats, risks and vulnerabilities. All of this of particular importance in the context of climate change.
In addition, they highlighted that the Agency is an essential part of the efforts to emphasize the opportunities represented by cooperation and exchange of scientific and technological knowledge in regional relations, in order to promote the development of the countries and the well-being of Latin Americans and the Caribbean. .
The ALCE is an initiative that has the support of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT), through its Mexican Space Agency, and that will facilitate the coordination of the efforts of the countries of the region to apply science and space technology to great shared challenges.