EU-Central America Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement

EU-Central America Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement

Title of Treaty

Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States of the one part, and the Republics of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama, of the other part.

About the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, and the Republics of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama

The document is a new Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement between the European Union and Central America. The Agreement builds on the EU’s Framework Co-operation Agreement with the region (signed on 22 February 1993), which it will replace. The Agreement was deposited for scrutiny with an Explanatory Memorandum on 14 November 2003, cleared scrutiny by the relevant Committees, and was signed in Rome on 15 December 2003. The Agreement is of mixed competence and must therefore be ratified by all Member States.

The Agreement recognises the EU’s desire to deepen its partnerships with Central America. It provides a comprehensive framework for political dialogue and co-operation at all levels. The Agreement should help create the conditions under which, building on the outcome of the Doha Work Programme, a feasible and mutually beneficial Association Agreement, including a Free Trade Agreement, could be negotiated between the two parties.

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Author: international