The Amazonian countries will sign a pact for the conservation of the Amazon region at the presidential summit to be held next Friday in the Colombian city of Leticia.
Officials said that a declaration will be issued from this presidential summit containing the Leticia Pact for the Amazon.
Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo, while quoted by Efe news said that the declaration will contain concrete actions to preserve the Amazon and will include an itinerary of activities in which not only the Amazonian countries but other nations of the region and the international community will participate.
He further said that the reason for this call is related to the importance of the Amazon, not only for the Amazon countries and for the region but for the entire world.
Trujillo also stated that the summit’s aim is to advance the coordination of actions for the conservation and preservation of the Amazon in which vast fires have been raging for weeks.
The meeting in Leticia will be attended by Presidents Lenin Moreno of Ecuador, Martin Vizcarra of Peru and the host, Ivan Duque, said the foreign minister.
The Foreign Minister also added that the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will not attend the meeting as he has to undergo a surgery on Sunday but he will participate via video conferencing and send a delegation headed by Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo.
Moreover, Columbian Environment Minister Ricardo Lozano said that conservation and protection of natural resources is a priority of their government.