Summit of Andean Community scheduled for June 13 in Quito


The general secretary of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) officially invited to a presidential summit in Quito, Ecuador, for June 13, by a request from the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales on May 25.

A seperate meeting of the Andean Council of chancellors and ministers of Commerce will precede this event on June 12.

The agenda of the summit was proposed by Bolivia and accepted by the general secretary.  The main topics are to define cornerstones for negotiations between the Andean Community and the European Union and the extension of Andean tariff preferences for the United States.

The CAN is currently going through its biggest crisis in her 36 years of existance after the
withdrawl of Venezuela in April. The bloc was reduced to Bolivia,
Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.