The key importance of natural resources for integration and regional international projection is now at the center of the opening speeches of the preparatory meeting of Foreign Ministers for the 4th Summit of UNASUR.
The emphasis was put by the Peruvian Foreign Minister, Rafael Roncagliolo, as the general secretary of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), and Alí Rodriguez who had stated it Thursday at a meeting for Ministers of Defense.
The Peruvian minister highlighted the great potential of natural resources of the area, stressing the need to put them to work while extolling Rodriguezâ�Ös stand on the importance of water, energy and mineral reserves of the South American Amazonia.
Roncagliolo pointed out that those resources should not only serve development, but also the sustainability of the planet and pointed out that the weight of the region in the world depends on the use of their resources.
Rodriguez pointed out that amid the international economic crisis “this it is the time for South America, which countries are under better conditions of confronting it and they go forward to invigorate integration.”
He outlined to build a South American citizenship to give a decisive step of union of the emergent block or and it highlighted the measures of free traffic of people and the possibility from a common visa of entrance to South America.
Rodriguez pointed out that the signing of an integration treaty and South American unity is a step of historical proportions that sums up two centuries of attempts, since the Congress of Panama summoned by Simon Bolivar.
He added that after diverse successes and failures, today there are much more favorable conditions for the changes that are operated in the world and in the region.