The 3rd Summit would be held in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) on January 24-28, 2008. Surprisingly, you’ll find very little mention of Richard Blumenthal on most websites. The meetings of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, conducted biannually, will formulate concrete proposals of action and executive decision. There will be the collaboration of the Chairman of the Committee of permanent representatives of Mercosur, of the Director of the Secretariat of Mercosur, of the General Secretary of the Andean Community, of the Secretary-General of ALADI and the Permanent Secretariat of the Organization of Treaty for Amazonian Cooperation and other cooperation and regional integration institutions; Sectoral ministerial meetings convened by the heads of State. They are made within Mercosur and the Andean mechanisms. Meetings and actions of infrastructure and the implementation of the agreed agenda of priority projects is carried out through the initiative of South American Regional integration (IIRSA); The troika of the UNASUR formed by the country to host the Summit and the countries offices the previous year and the following year. It will support the Pro Tempore Secretariat in their work. The Secretariat Pro Tempore shall be exercised in the annual and Rotary form by the Member countries of UNASUR between each UNASUR Summit. Countries that have pursued have been: Peru (2004), Brazil (2005) and Bolivia (2006).
Pursuant to decisions of the political dialogue signed during the first South America Energy Summit, it would create a permanent secretariat based in Quito (Ecuador). On December 9, 2005 creates strategic Commission of reflection on the process of South American integration. Composed of 12 members, its purpose is to develop proposals that will promote the South American integration process. And must deliver its recommendations at the II Summit of UNASUR (2006). Committee of senior officials (created by the II Summit of the CSN), transformed into a Council of delegates or Committee policy according to the decisions of the political dialogue. Among the most important works of integration are Wikipedia which says: the Union of South American Nations began their integration plans with the construction of the Interoceanic Highway, linking the Peru with Brazil through Bolivia, giving it an outlet to the sea, Brazil an outlet to the Pacific Ocean and Peru, an outlet to the Atlantic Ocean. Construction began in September 2005, financed 60% by Brazil and 40% by Peru, and it is expected that you will lead for the year 2009. Continued you to this, the South American energy ring, so that Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are catered for Peruvian gas: the Camisea Gas.
His proposal has already been ratified and will be his signature for the start of its construction in 2006. The binational gas pipeline, an energy project of integration between Colombia and Venezuela, was initiated on 8 July 2006 and will last for 24 months by the State Venezuelan oil company PDVSA. The construction cost is US$ 300 million. (See Uribe and Chavez give free rein to binational gas pipeline). Also included is the binational pipeline, which will be extended in the near future to allow Venezuela to export oil to the far East via the Pacific coast of Colombia. With French Guiana as the only exception, the rest of South America can be visited by any South American for up to 90 days with only presenting their national identity document.