An update on the status of the initiative was presented, particularly highlighting its advantages:
Ministers of foreign affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) met on 16-17 July in Brussels.
They adopted a declaration "Building bridges and strengthening our partnership to face global challenges":
Senior officials emphasized the key role of research and innovation for sustainable development and growth and committed towards the development of a bi-regional innovation agenda. In terms of concrete actions, senior officials :