The South American Nations Union (UNASUR) Congressional heads are holding a meeting in Quito, Ecuador, Monday-Tuesday to outline a new scheme in order to concrete the the region's congressional integration.
For the First Summit of UNASUR Congressional Presidents, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela's delegations have travelled to Quito to work in the organizations. Also, the Latin America, Indigenous and Amazonian Congresses are to join the meeting, as well as a Mercosur bloc delegation.
The head of the Bolivian Lower House, Héctor Arce, assured said the integration-attempt is also seeking to coin a common currency, facilitating the law-integration as well.
Among others, Argentina's Lower House head Eduardo Fellner is to be present, as well as Santiago Castro from Colombia and Chilean Jorge Pizarrón, who is also the head of the Latin American Parliamentary
The meeting will elaborate a proposal for a 2010/2011 work agenda on South American parliamentary cooperation and the options for a new South American financial architecture the so called South (Development) Bank and a regional payments compensations system.
Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa and former Argentine president Néstor Kirchner, recently voted as Unasur chairman are scheduled to address the assembly on Tuesday.
Kirchner’s visit as Secretary General of Unasur is part of his decision to tour the region while meeting heads of state members of the South American forum.
After visiting Paraguay last week, Kirchner was travelling Monday to Ecuador along with Deputy Chief of Staff Juan Manuel Abal Medina and the former president's advisor on foreign affairs, Rafael Folonier.
Upon his arrival Kirchner will meet Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño and will later visit President Correa, who invited him to visit his country while he was visiting Argentina for the Bicentenary celebrations
Within this framework, newly-appointed Secretary-General Néstor Kirchner is to hold a meeting with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Tuesday.