El Salvador is to Assume the Pro Tempore Presidency of SICA in June

By Karla Ramos  |  May 9th, 2023
Salvadoran Vice-President Felix UlloaVice-President Felix Ulloa. Image by Vice Presidency.

In June 2023, El Salvador will assume the Pro-Tempore Presidency (PPT) of the Central American Integration System (SICA). El Salvador will hold the SICA presidency for 6 months.

Salvadoran Vice-president Felix Ulloa reaffirmed the need for dialogue with the countries that currently have the Pro Tempore Presidency, Belize and Honduras, to ensure the continuity of projects initiated by them.

In April, Vice-president Felix Ulloa and his team presented and discussed the actions the Central American country will promote during its term as the pro tempore presidency of the Central American Integration System (SICA).

The Vice President assured that El Salvador is preparing to hold the Pro-Tempore presidency of SICA; however, the vice-president did not reveal the name of who could hold the position.

On April 25, the Central American Integration team of the Vice Presidency attended an inter-institutional technical coordination meeting for the Exercise of the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Central American Integration System (SICA).

Central American Integration System SICA

The Central American Integration System (SICA) was established on December 13, 1991, through the Tegucigalpa Protocol. SICA’s purpose is the integration of Central America, making it a region of peace, freedom, democracy, and development.

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The countries that are full members of SICA are Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, Belize, and the Dominican Republic.

SICA has regional observers; some of them are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the United States of America, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.

Additionally, countries such as Australia, China (Taiwan), the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, the Order of Malta, Morocco, Turkey, Kingdom of Morocco, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, and the Holy Campus, are considered Extra-regional Observers.

SICA has a Pro Tempore Presidency, which rotates every six months among the member countries; El Salvador will take over the presidency in June 2023.