Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean have undergone enormous changes in the last ten years. Notably, the social and economic structure in the LAC region has changed. To be relevant, our partnership has to reflect and keep pace with these changes.
Costa Rica is a good example of a partner country in which our cooperation is evolving. As the country has become an upper middle income country, our engagement with it has shifted. We now enjoy a more strategic partnership of equals, based on shared values and benefits.