EU and Latin American and Caribbean leaders meet (video conference), 2 December 2021

EU and Latin American and Caribbean leaders meet (video conference), 2 December 2021

Major agenda items

The leaders of the EU and LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) will meet on December 2, 2021 (via video conference).

Charles Michael, President of the Council of Europe, will chair the meeting. Chairman Michael and Ursula van der Leyen, President of the European Commission Represents the European Union. Further Joseph Borel, High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, attended the meeting.

Latin America and the Caribbean In 2021, LAC countries will be represented by the heads of regional and sub-regional organizations.

The general theme of the meeting “Joining forces for sustainable recovery after COVID-19”.

The following is expected Lessons To discuss:

  • Addressing health and socio-economic consequences Covit-19 International Distribution
  • Acceleration Green change
  • A promotion People-oriented digital agenda
  • promotion Social alliance And the fight against inequality

These areas for enhanced cooperation were identified at informal times EU-LAC Ministerial Meeting on 14 December 2020, Organized by the then German Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Berlin (via video conference).

In preparation for the meeting of EU-LAC leaders, President Michael participated 6th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Selak) on September 19, 2021.

Partnership EU-LAC

The partnership between the two regions includes a series Association, Trade, Politics and Cooperation Agreements Between the European Union and 27 of the 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.


In terms of history, culture, people and values, the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are very close. Together they hold one-third of the UN membership and represent 7 members of the G20.

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From Digital link between EU and LAC Submarine submarine Atlantic significantly improved by fiber optic cable Bella (Creating Europe Link with Latin America), Which connects Portugal with Brazil. Its construction was completed in March 2021 and the merger officially opened on June 1, 2021 at the Digital Assembly, jointly organized by the Council of the European Union and the European Commission.

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The last two regional summits between the European Union and the Society of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) took place in 2015.

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