Belize: Ministry of human development salutes 24 newly elected women

The Ministry of Human Development, Families-Indigenous Peoples' Affairs, along with the National Women's Commission, at this moment, salutes all 24 women who were elected to office in the March 3, 2021 elections.

Belize: Ministry of human development congratulates newly elected women
Belize: Ministry of human development congratulates newly elected women

Belize: The Ministry of Human Development, Families-Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, along with the National Women’s Commission, at this moment, salutes all 24 women who were elected to office in the March 3, 2021 elections.

The Ministry congratulates Honorable Elvia Vega Samos on her victory as the first woman to be elected from Corozal District to serve in the National Assembly. 

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The Ministry also congratulates Ms. Sharon Palacio on her success in Belmopan as the first woman mayor of the Capital City. Likewise, the Ministry applauds all the women elected to municipal officials across the country. 

There is a total of 23 women who will now serve at the municipal level, and this makes up 34 percent of the newly elected municipal seats. The Ministry recognizes this step forward in addressing the need for more women representation in office.

The Ministry and the National Women’s Commission welcome and extend best wishes to the newly elected women and offer their service full support.

To those women, the Ministry shares this message, “Together, we will stand strong as we make progress towards the national development of our beautiful country.”

On the other hand, It was organized the first meeting between Eamon Courtenay and H.E. Pedro Brolo, two foreign ministers, since they assumed their respective posts at the Office of the Organization of American-States (OAS) in the Adjacency Zone. 

The two foreign ministers exchanged updates to increase bilateral relations between Belize and Guatemala and admitted to reactivate the Belize-Guatemala Joint Commission.

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With a view of improving trade between Belize and Guatemala, Minister Courtenay and Minister Brolo evaluated the Belize Guatemala Partial Scope Trade Agreement (PSA). The ministers reemphasized their commitment to the PSA and its potential to increase trade, economic growth, and growth. 

They underscored the need to revitalize the PSA’s governmental institutions to guarantee that the agreement functions most efficiently and productively.

Minister Courtenay and Minister Brolo reaffirmed the significance of adherence to the 2005 Agreement on a Framework for Consultations and Confidence Building Measures.

The two ministers acknowledged the OAS Office in the Adjacency Zone for entertaining their bilateral meeting. They also recommended the OAS for the crucial role it plays in sustaining peace and respect for the people’s human rights accompanying the Adjacency Zone.

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