Slovakia ratifies the Agreement that establishes the EU-LAC Foundation as an International Organisation

On May 18th, the Slovak Republic became the 46th Member to ratify the Constituent Agreement that transforms the EU-LAC Foundation into an International Organisation, thus becoming the 25th EU member to do so.

This ratification attests to Slovakia’s firm commitment to the mandate of the Foundation for strengthening the bi-regional relations between the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean. Slovakia, therefore, contributes to the EU-LAC Foundation’s determining and invaluable role of fostering mutual knowledge and understanding between the respective governments and civil societies.

The Constitutive Agreement entered into force on May 17th 2019, being the very first international agreement negotiated by all 61 Members of the Strategic Partnership between the EU and CELAC countries. Since then, the EU-LAC Foundation operates as an international organisation, as intended by the Heads of State and Government of the 60 Member States of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean, and of the European Union itself.

Authoritative information on the status of the Constitutive Agreement, including information on signatories to the Agreement, ratification and entry into force, is provided by the European Union through the General Secretariat of the Council, which can be accessed here.