Five Central American foreign ministers trying to restart their stalled regional peace process ended a first day of meetings in Mexico City on an optimistic note Tuesday, agreeing that a presidential summit should be held as soon as possible. Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel d'Escoto said the talks were held in "a climate of cordiality and willingness" that surprised even the ministers taking part. "The process is going ahead," said d'Escoto, referring to the regional peace plan begun with the signing of the "Esquipulas II" agreement on August 7, 1987. The agreement was signed by the region's five presidents and is aimed at bringing peace and greater democratization to war-torn Central America.