The Honduran President will spend the Day of the Americas (tomorrow, April 14th) in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, to participate in the sixth Summit of the Americas.
Presidento Lobo and the first lady, Rosa Elena Lobo, depart on a private flight today at 12:30 pm from Toncontin international airport in Tegucigalpa. Accompanying the first couple will be the Minister Private Secretary to the President, Reinaldo Sánchez; the Foreign Relations Minister, Arturo Corrales; the Security Minister, Pompeyo Bonilla; and the Honduras representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Carmelo Rizzo.
Thirty-four Heads of State and Government will address the Sixth Summit’s central theme, “Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity”, which focuses on the role of physical integration and regional cooperation as a means to achieve greater levels of development, and to overcome the Hemisphere’s challenges in several key areas, including poverty and inequalities, citizen security, disasters, and access to technologies. The Summit occurs every three years.
President Lobo on Saturday at 8:00 am in the hotel Las Americas, will preside over a meeting of Heads of State and Government of the Central American Integration System (SICA), in his capacity as President Pro Temporé of the regional agency. Member countries of SICA will seek to find a unified position on issues of interest to the region, particularly issues of security, the fight against drug trafficking, the reduction of poverty, and developmental cooperation.