According to a
communique by the Chilean government released on Friday, Foreign
Minister Alfredo Moreno will chair the first meeting of the
troika of FM of the CELAC, along with this counterparts from
Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez, and Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.
In addition, Moreno will hold bilateral meetings with them.
Later on Monday, the three FM will give a press conference to
announce the results of the meeting, during which a work
schedule will be devised and progress in the shaping of this new
international organization will be made.
All countries of the American continent are part of the CELAC,
except the United States and Canada –which are part of the
Organization of American States (OAS).
The CELAC, created on December 3 in Caracas and promoted by
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, inherits the heritage of the
Group of Rio and of the Summit of Latin America and the
Caribbean (CALC), and its next meeting will take place this year
in Chile, the country that holds the pro-tempore presidency.