Last Updated: 2012-08-08
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MANAGUA, Aug 8 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA)- Foreign ministers of the Central American Integration System (SICA) gathered in Nicaragua's capital, for a preparatory meeting of the Presidential Summit which kicks off in this capital Wednesday.

During the meeting, technical teams from each delegation will exchange on the topics that will be debated by the heads of states. The presidential summit marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Esquipulas Agreements that restored peace to the region.

Coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council, Rosario Murillo said., among the topics of the forum will be regional security, cooperation to face the ravages of climate change, food crisis and rising food prices.

Murillo hoped that the leaders would reach agreements for joint purchases of drugs among member States from SICA, aimed at reducing costs and guaranteeing quality supplies.

Speaking to Channel 4 on TV, Murillo said the presidents will analyse the decisions of previous meetings, among them the strengthening of all actions in the framework of the regional security strategy, agreed in Guatemala last year.

At present, Nicaragua chairs SICA's pro-temporary presidency, a mechanism where Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama are part of as members and the Dominican Republic as associated State.