The EU's relations with Latin America and the Caribbean

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    We welcome the joint announcement by the Colombian Government and the FARC, on 24 September, of the publication of the full texts of the provisional agreements reached during the Havana negotiations on land issues, political participation and illicit drugs. The EU supports the Havana peace talks and is encouraged by the presentation of these partial agreements, which show the depth of discussions and the willingness on both sides to address fully the core issues, leading to a solution to the conflict.

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The European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean have enjoyed privileged relations since the first bi-regional Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1999, which established a strategic partnership. They are natural partners linked by strong historical, cultural and economic ties. They co-operate closely at international level and maintain an intensive political dialogue at all levels – regional (the first EU-Community of Latin-American and Caribbean States summit was held in Santiago, Chile in January 2013), sub regional (Central America, the Caribbean , Andean Community and Mercosur) and, increasingly, at bilateral level.

Summits of the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) leaders take place biennially, the last one was held in Santiago , Chile, in January 2013, and the next one will take place in Brussels in 2015. 

HRVP Catherine Ashton has said: "The EU is following with interest the dynamics of Latin America and I believe we need to find even more ambitious ways of working together."

 

EU-CELAC -A Strategic Partnership for the 21st century

Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), launched in 2010, is a regional mechanism for political dialogue and cooperation encompassing for the first time all 33 LAC countries. It merged the Rio Group (political consultation forum) and CALC (“Cumbres América Latina y Caribe” – internal LAC Summits). From now on CELAC will be the EU's counterpart for the bi-regional partnership process, including at summit level.  

Apart from the biennial summits and regular Senior Officials’ Meetings, the EU and CELAC are pursuing a number of specific thematic dialogues and initiatives including:   

 

Latest European Union High Level visits to the region

EU-CELAC Leaflet pdf - 823 KB [823 KB] español (es) français (fr) português (pt)

For more information on the EU policy towards the region: