Foreign Affairs Minister Alberto van Klaveren holds bilateral meetings in the occasion of the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alberto van Klaveren, had a fruitful visit to the city of Santo Domingo, where he held a number of bilateral meetings on Saturday, in the framework of the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit.
The first of these meetings was with the Argentinian Foreign Minister, Santiago Cafiero, with whom he highlighted the close relationship that exists between the two countries, manifested in a full bilateral agenda and the visit that President Alberto Fernández will make to Chile, to commemorate the Abrazo de Maipú.
Subsequently, the Secretary of State met with his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Leyva, to address various common interests. In this context, the Colombian Foreign Minister reiterated the call for a summit on international migration. In the same spirit, the head of the national portfolio held talks with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Costa Rica, Arnoldo André, to discuss issues such as trade, the environment and migration in greater depth.
Another of the day's meetings was with the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell. They discussed various matters of common interest, including the progress of the Advanced Framework Agreement.
The last meeting on Saturday was with the Director General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Antonio Vitorino, with whom he discussed the cooperation that the IOM provides to the region on migration issues.