Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru will start eradicating worldwide roaming rates in voice and data communications as a part of a project to spice up integration and modernization between the Community of Andean Nations (CAN), the block’s secretary said Wednesday.
The declaration came at the 50th-anniversary celebration of the group, which promotes social and economic cooperation between several countries.
The result of the process can be that by 2022 there will be no costs for worldwide calls between the four nations, CAN secretary Jorge Hernando Pedraza told reporters in Cartagena, a metropolis on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
Colombian President Ivan Duque called on the CAN to accelerate its process of modernization, so it will probably partner with different trade organizations such as the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur.
In July 2019, Mercosur members Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay agreed on eliminating international roaming rates between the economic bock.
Duque called on CAN members to be more active in managing the migration of thousands of Venezuelans who’ve fled the economic, political and social crisis of their home nation, and to hunt financial support from the worldwide community to help respond to the calamity.
Duque stated he and the group’s foreign ministers had invited Venezuelan opposition chief Juan Guiado to bring Venezuela back into the fold.
Colombia is part of a group of nations that acknowledges Guiado as the legitimate chief of Venezuela.