Santo Domingo, Fourteen heads of State or Government of Ibero-America have confirmed their attendance at the 27th summit that will take place in Santo Domingo on March 24 and 25, the Dominican Foreign Minister, Roberto Álvarez, reported on Thursday.
With the motto “Together for a fair and sustainable Ibero-America,” the meeting will have four main axes: environment, food security, financial architecture, and digital rights.
The Chancellor did not specify which heads of state they have confirmed. “Those who will not be able to come are for very exceptional reasons (…), for some very particular issue,” he added. By way of example, he said that the prime minister of Andorra, Xavier Espot, will not be there because a week later, there are elections.
The fourteen leaders who have already confirmed their attendance constitute a vast majority of the twenty-two countries, nineteen Latin American and three European (Spain, Andorra, and Portugal), that are part of the Ibero-American community.
It is known that the King of Spain, the President of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, and the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, will participate, in addition to the Dominican hosts headed by the Head of State Luis Abinader.
Álvarez highlighted the “relevance” of this meeting for the Dominican Republic, a special appointment after the previous one, in 2021, due to the pandemic, was in a hybrid format, and only Andorra could be present as host; the Dominican Republic that was going to receive the presidency pro tempore of the summit and Spain and Portugal due to its proximity to the venue.