‘Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development: The Example of Central American Countries’
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The panel discussion is a unique celebration of 200 years of Independence of Central American countries and opportunity to further strengthen bilateral relations with Austria, highlighting the milestones that countries from the most biodiverse region in the world achieved in the last 2 centuries.
HE Ms. Julia Villatoro Tario, the Ambassador of El Salvador to Austria underlines that the 200 year anniversary reminds her of the importance to
“…preserve freedom and sovereignty in order to empower people [of El Salvador] and to make them feel proud of their country”.
She considers it as her task as a diplomat to promote El Salvador’s culture, sports, gastronomy, innovation and digitalization while simultaneously preserving cultures, languages and gastronomy of El Salvador’s ancestors.
HE Mr. Manuel Estuardo Roldan Barillas, the Ambassador of Guatemala to Austria highlighted the importance of cultural diplomacy in building relations with key players from different sectors, emphasizing its role in bilateral relations between Austria and Guatemala for the last 150 years.
Mr. Roldan Barillas added: “…cultural diversity not only enriches, but describes Guatemala.”