Santiago: More than 1,300 journalists from 35 countries are accredited on Saturday in Chile to cover the First Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the First Summit of CELAC with the European Union.
According to organisers, the largest press room ever installed in Chile is ready for operation in the Espacio Riesco Convention Center, the venue for the two events, to secure the work of reporters, photographers and other professionals of the sector.
It is a facility equipped with all necessary requirements of connectivity and other conditions. On the eve of these high level meetings, gathering some 60 delegations, the large room is welcoming the first batches of reporters, photographers,camera people and support staff.
The First Summit CELAC-EU, scheduled for inauguration, boasts investments as the main topic in an agenda including sustainable development and social and environment- related issues.

Business, parliamentary, judicial, academic and civil society meetings will also be held on the sidelines of the high level CELAC-UE event.
Besides, the Faculty of Architecture and City Planning of the University of Chile will welcome more than 130 social organisations in the Summit of the Peoples to discuss inclusion, sustainable development, environmental protection and respect for indigenous communities.
On Sunday and Monday, Jan 27-28, Espacio Riesgo will host the First Summit of CELAC during which the heads of State and Government are scheduled to approve a Political Declaration and an Actions Plan with the organisation's goals.
According to the program, on Monday Cuba will receive from the Chilean hosts the pro tempore presidency of CELAC for 2013.
In remarks to Prensa Latina in Havana before travelling to Chile, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno announced that his country will work for more coordination and for the concept of solidarity in the cooperation among countries in the area.
The two CELAC summits are making headlines in Chile, where areas linked to the events boast tight security.


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