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LATAM To Install Its Own Outer Space Agency

  • Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrad (C), Mexico DF, Mexico, Jul. 24, 2021.

    Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrad (C), Mexico DF, Mexico, Jul. 24, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ @SRE_mx

Published 24 July 2021

Known as "ALCE", the agency will allow access to outer space and avoid the region's technological backwardness.

On Saturday, Mexico's Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard welcomed the signing of an agreement establishing the Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency (ALCE). 


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The signing ceremony took place on the XXI Summit of Foreign Ministers from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), where 24 countries out of 32 forming the organization were represented at the ministerial level. 

The meeting was attended by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Regional Assistant Director Julio Berdegue.

ALCE was promoted in 2020 as a way to access outer space in order to avoid the region's technological backwardness.

The meme reads, "Foreign Ministers Marcelo Ebrad and Bruno Rodriguez from Cuba met this afternoon at Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretariat.  Our solidarity with Cuba in difficult times is present; the reinforcement of our bilateral relationship and cooperation is underway."

At the beginning of the meeting, a minute of silence was paid in memory of Haiti's former President Jovenel Moïse, who was assassinated on July 7.

Ebrard noted that progress on CELAC coordination and cooperation on the food security, technology, and education fields and the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In September, Mexico will host the Summit of CELAC Head of State and Government and will hand over the Pro tempore Presidency to Argentina.

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