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Monday, September 14, 2009
UNASUR Delegates Seeking Consensus
Quito, Sep 14.- Representatives from the 12 member nations of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) are meeting there Monday to try to reach consensus on the resolution that the foreign and defense ministers are to approve on Tuesday.
Delegates from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay, and Venezuela, under Ecuador's temporary chairmanship, have confirmed their attendance to the extraordinary meeting agreed by their presidents at the Bariloche Summit, Argentina, on August 28.
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Fander Falconi said on Friday UNASUR is an ambitious regional integration project, able to solve its own safety problems, and that process should start Tuesday when the foreign and defense ministers meet.
Referring to tomorrow's meeting, Ecuadorian Defense Minister Javier Ponce reiterated that recovering confidence among the UNASUR countries entails a process and the fulfilment of measures and a conduct code, which will be debated tomorrow.
The meeting will take place at Hotel Hilton Colon's Los Shyris Hall, at 9:00 hours local time, with Minister Falconi welcoming the top-level delegations. (PL).