President Luis Guillermo Solís will resume work this week, traveling to Brazil on Dec. 31 to participate in President Dilma Rousseff’s second-term inauguration ceremony, scheduled for Jan. 1st.
On Jan. 2 Solís will travel to China on an official visit, during which he will participate in the opening day of a meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) members with the Asian country.
Solís will participate only in the opening ceremony of the meeting, which will bring together the foreign ministers from all 33 member countries of CELAC. Costa Rica is the current CELAC president pro tempore.
During his trip to China, the President will also hold meetings to negotiate the final details for the construction of an oil refinery in the Caribbean province of Limón, as well as for the project to expand Route 32, the main highway connecting Limón to San José.
The president’s agenda also includes meetings to discuss the terms of other cooperation projects between the two countries. He is scheduled to return to Costa Rica on Jan. 9, the Foreign Ministry reported.