The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation,
Miguel Ángel Moratinos, is holding a meeting at the Spanish Agency for
International Development Cooperation in Madrid with the Minister for Public
Health and Social Policy, Trinidad Jiménez; the Secretary of State for
International Cooperation, Soraya Rodríguez; the Latin American Secretary
General, Enrique Iglesias, and the Latin American ambassadors in Spain.
The purpose of this meeting is to inform them of the emergency measures
taken following the earthquake in Haiti and coordinate the aid provided
to help tackle the effects of this enormous disaster with the Latin American
Additionally, as the current holder of
the EU rotating presidency, Spain has implemented the coordination mechanisms
that the EU has for these types of disaster, maintaining close coordination
with the High Representative of the EU as well as other Member States.
In coordination with the other EU countries
and the international community, the Spanish embassy in Port-au-Prince
is organising the evacuation of Spanish and European citizens who wish
to leave the country.