As part of her first day of work in Canada, Ambassador Lidia Peralta, Deputy Minister of Bilateral Affairs and International Cooperation of Costa Rica, met with Lynn Groulx, Executive Director of the Indigenous Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), in English, with the purpose of strengthening long-term cooperation between communities. Indigenous people of Costa Rica and Canada. This association is framed in the social, cultural and economic dimension, and has initial support from the Government of Costa Rica.
NWAC, which receives funding from the Canadian federal government, seeks to establish a beneficial collaborative relationship with its trade network, which could provide benefits to the indigenous people of Costa Rica. In addition, it plans to open offices in each of the SICA member countries to promote direct trade between indigenous communities in Canada and Costa Rica.
Deputy Minister Peralta expressed her gratitude for the NWAC’s trade mission in Costa Rica from July 16 to 22, 2023, and stressed that Costa Rica is closely following the results of this initiative.
In another important meeting, Ambassador Peralta met with Patricia Peña, Deputy Minister of Partnerships for Development Innovation, to explore opportunities for collaboration and innovation with the Government of Canada. During the meeting, experiences were exchanged on the method of tripartite cooperation that Costa Rica has gained with other partner countries such as Spain and Germany, with the aim of promoting projects in this field.
In addition, we sought to understand Canada’s development cooperation policy with developing countries to design effective public policies.
The next day, Deputy Minister Peralta’s agenda includes political consultations on the bilateral and multilateral agenda with Canada’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Rob Stewart, and their delegations. This meeting promises to strengthen relations between Costa Rica and Canada in the field of international cooperation. @mondario