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  • Foreign ministers from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) have met today at the organization’s headquarters in Quito, Ecuador.

    Foreign ministers from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) have met today at the organization’s headquarters in Quito, Ecuador. | Photo: UNASUR

UNASUR foreign ministers are trying to ensure mobility across borders for all South Americans so they can work or study anywhere in the region.

Foreign ministers from the Union of South American Nations met Thursday at the organization’s headquarters in Quito, Ecuador, to discuss issues of common interest, including economic situations and the proposal of a common citizenship for the region.

"We want to facilitate (cross-border) mobility for all South Americans so they can work or study anywhere in the region," said Secretary-General Ernesto Samper.

The ordinary meeting of the Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers of UNASUR begins

The UNASUR member countries have also agreed to conduct joint actions to fight the outbreak of the Zika virus in the region, support the Colombian peace talks and demand the United States end the economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba.

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The 12 South American countries comprising the intergovernmental organization also attended the fourth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC, Wednesday,where they agreed with their partners in the region to work jointly to combat the effects of climate change.

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