Tegucigalpa, Nov 1 (EFE) .- The president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, requested this Monday the United Kingdom to join the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) so that the country has access to more resources for mitigation works against the climate change.
The incorporation of the United Kingdom as a new CABEI partner is one of the issues to which the Honduran government and the United Kingdom Minister for America and Europe, Wendy Morton, paid the most attention today at a meeting held in Glasgow, within the framework of the COP26 climate summit, indicated the Foreign Minister of Honduras, Lisandro Rosales.
“The most important thing (is) that the United Kingdom be part of CABEI’s partners, since they already have the idea of how this incorporation can be proposed,” said Rosales in a statement released in Tegucigalpa by the Honduran Presidency.
Hernández thanked Morton for the UK’s support in the emergency caused by hurricanes Eta and Iota in November last year.
The Honduran leader and the UK minister also talked about how Honduras has been affected by the effects of climate change, the foreign minister said.
With the incorporation of the United Kingdom into CABEI, Honduras seeks “to obtain resources through mechanisms to carry out mitigation works to mitigate climate change,” said Rosales.
CABEI was founded by El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Panama and the Dominican Republic were later joined as regional partners, while Belize is under the status of a non-founding beneficiary country.
During his speech at the meeting of world leaders that represents the high-level segment of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in 2021, President Hernández exposed “the reality” that his country faces due to climate change and the actions he is taking his Government to “ensure the protection” of the people through mitigation works, according to official information.
CABEI, with offices throughout Central America, was founded in 1960 by Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, to which Belize, Panama and the Dominican Republic have joined as non-founding partners.
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