Los Angeles, 9 June 2022 (TDI): Within the framework of the IX Summit of the Americas, Costa Rica and other members of the Marine Corridor of the Eastern Tropical Pacific initiative (CMAR) signed a memorandum of understanding with the United States.

The agreement aims to reinforce international cooperation to reach the corridor’s initiatives.

Moreover, the CMAR is widely recognized for its efforts to protect marine biodiversity and promote sustainable use of marine resources.

Four countries are part of it. Among them, it is possible to find Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador. They established the Marine Corridor 18 years ago, in 2004.

Furthermore, the area hosts almost 3000 different species of flora and fauna. As a result, its preservation is crucial for every citizen of the world. Initiatives like this one help restore the productivity of oceans and avoid further damage.

The ninth Summit of the Americas takes place from June 6 until June 10, 2022. Its main objective centers around the creation of a more sustainable future for the region.

Therefore, it constitutes a great opportunity for leaders of nations that are part of the Organization of American States (OEA) to come together.

Officials Involved

Representatives from the four countries that constitute the corridor and one representative from the USA signed the memorandum.

Arnoldo André, Erika Mouynes, and Juan Carlos Holguin, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador respectively. Along with Marta Ramirez, Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia; José W.Fernandez Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment of The United States of America closed the agreement.

Minister Arnoldo was very proud of the collective achievement. Consequently, he shared the news on his official Twitter account:

In his Tweet, he said: “We believe in the protection, conservation, and sustainable use of our seas.”

In conclusion, thanks to this memorandum and the USA’s further cooperation, goals within the CMAR are most likely to be met.

Above all, the memorandum ensures the preservation of marine biodiversity and encourages innovative ways of exploiting marine resources.