Pablo Hernández de Cos: 112th meeting of central bank governors of the Association of Central Banks of Latin America and the Caribbean

Opening remarks by Mr Pablo Hernández de Cos, Governor of the Bank of Spain, at the 112th Meeting of Central Bank Governors of CEMLA, 5 May 2022.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
06 May 2022

Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon:

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you here today in Seville at the opening of the 112th Meeting of Central Bank Governors of CEMLA. Having been obliged to hold this event virtually in the past two years it is particularly gratifying to be able to meet in person, although we cannot consider the pandemic to be fully over just yet.

It is a great honour for the Banco de España to organise this meeting jointly with CEMLA. I should like to take this opportunity to thank Governor Villar, Chair of the Governing Board of CEMLA, and Dr Ramos Francia, Director General of CEMLA, for their invitation to hold this event in Seville. This is the second time, after the 2003 edition, that the meeting will take place here in Seville, which, as the former president of Columbia César Gaviria recalled, Octavio Paz described as the most American of Europe's cities.