Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala agree on plan to prevent migration


The chancelleries of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala will work to coordinate the identification and unification of existing opportunity areas.

Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras agreed to build a comprehensive development plan to generate opportunities in Central America and prevent the migration phenomenon.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) revealed in a statement that the pact was reached during the presidential protest, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The agreement “will promote the development and opportunities of the region, contributing to the prevention of the migratory phenomenon and attacking its structural causes simultaneously”.

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En el marco de la Toma de Protesta del @lopezobrador_, mandatarios de Guatemala, Honduras, México y El Salvador, acuerdan nuevo Plan de Desarrollo Integral para atender fenómeno migratorio.

The signed document is signed by the presidents of the Guatemalan republics, Jimmy Morales Cabrera; and Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, as well as the vice president of El Salvador, Óscar Samuel Ortiz Ascencio, and López Obrador.

“The leaders instructed their respective foreign ministries, which will work with the support of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), to coordinate in the first quarter of 2019 the identification and unification of the existing opportunity areas, as well as the design of the Integral Development Plan and its future implementation in harmony with the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations, as well as with the Global Compact for Secure, Ordered and Regular Migration, “the agency explained in a press release.

The agency said that this “complex problem” requires adequate governance to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration, guided by the principle of shared but differentiated responsibility that respects and protects human rights.

Source: Forbes Mx

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