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News :: Politics
Declaration of Panama Shaped for 4th ACS Summit
03 Aug 2005
The 4th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States to be held Friday in this capital will approve the Declaration of Panama.
Panama, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States to be held Friday in this capital will approve the Declaration of Panama, condemning terrorism, coercive economic measures, and the use of force.
The text of the document, to which Prensa Latina had access, was under discussion Tuesday on the first day of the meeting between high officials of the 25 member countries of ACS, three associate nations and 17 observers.
Substantial changes are not expected, a day before Foreign Ministers of the 25 member countries give their approval.
The project reaffirms the full commitment to and support of ACS and the strength and objectives agreed to in the Agreement of Cartagena de Indias on July 24, 1994.
The declaration is against any form of terrorism, and in favour of sovereignty, judicial equality of all nations, human rights, non-intervention and prohibition of threats or use of force.
It is also committed to preserving the rich cultural identity of the Caribbean, and supports the fight against poverty and social exclusion.
The document expresses its concern for the serious threat AIDS poses to the human race, and to the social and economic development of the region.
It promotes international cooperation and capacity development to address natural disasters.
The Declaration of Panama also reasserts total opposition to the transportation of radioactive and nuclear materials and toxic wastes, and fosters concrete agreements on the topic, supporting negotiations within the framework of the World Trade Organization to promote growth and regional integration.
The Declaration also emphasizes proposals to consolidate the agreement to establish a Caribbean Zone of Sustainable Tourism, which would be the first in the world.

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