Andean presidents to meet in Lima this week



Andean Community of Nations (Photo: Andina/Oscar Durand)

The presidents of Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador will meet in the Peruvian capital of Lima later this week for a summit of Andean countries.

Peru’s Alan Garcia, Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos and Ecuador’s Rafael Correa will attend the 18th Meeting of the Andean Presidential Council at the Government Palace on Saturday, July 23.

Colombia will take over the rotating presidency of the Andean Community (CAN) from Bolivia during the summit scheduled to begin at 15:30 hours local time.

A number of preparatory meetings will be held in the days leading up to the Andean Summit, including talks between ministers of trade and foreign affairs.

Representatives from the Andean Integration System, the Latin American Development Bank, the Latin American Reserve Fund and other regional organizations will also attend the gathering.