Signing this instrument strengthens integration through new common instruments and projects.

On May 19, 2016, the ALADI Committee of Representatives received the Secretary General of the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA), Carmen Gisela Vergara Mas, as part of the between ALADI and SIECA.

The cooperation agreement was signed by the two secretaries general and its main objective is reciprocal cooperation between the two institutions through the implementation of specific projects in areas of shared interest, fundamentally through statistics on trade and trade promotion, and to provide support for activities that benefit Latin American economic integration processes.

This cooperation agreement responds to the need to develop closer ties between the two organizations and bring them together. At the end of the meeting, authorities from both organizations and the Organization of American States (OAS) held a working meeting.