Parliamentary leaders from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Panama, Costa Rica and Cuba will participate next Thursday in a virtual conversation in order to exchange experiences and proposals to mitigate the effects of the covid- coronavirus pandemic. 19 in health and economic matters.

At the initiative of the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Laura Rojas, and her Argentine counterpart Sergio T. Massa, the “virtual discussion challenges of Latin American countries in the framework of the covid-19 pandemic” is intended to promote inter-parliamentary cooperation in the face of the crisis arising from the health emergency.

Rojas stressed that a pandemic forces the parliaments of the world to find solutions to respond to social needs and mitigate the effects on health and the economy.

“The current pandemic is the greatest challenge so far in the 20th century: it is an emergency that did not respect borders, an unprecedented global crisis, the impact of which has disrupted the economic, political and social spheres,” said the PAN legislator.

He argued that congresses, particularly Latin American ones, must work more than ever in a united and solidary way, with the aim of strengthening ties and cooperation mechanisms to protect their respective populations.

The PAN member added that interparliamentary cooperation will help to find solutions, proposals and measures that will serve to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic, as well as to overcome its consequences that it will leave.

For this reason, he called to build effective multilateralism, not only to bring the world out of the crisis, but to transform it into something better.

“This work must be intensified among parliamentary leaders in the region, which, in addition to sharing borders and geographical proximity, is united by our history, culture and ties of belonging,” he said.

Although it is true that our countries are different, said Rojas, we share similar circumstances, so the good practices carried out in some nations can be replicated and implemented in others.

This note was originally published in Millennium