The Ministers and Vice-Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru will be present at the meetings of the Council of Ministers and the High Level Group of the Pacific Alliance, to be held in Mexico City on 7 and 8 June.

The main objective of these meetings is to progress in the review of the “deliverables” that correspond to the fulfillment of the mandates of the Declaration of Paracas of 2015, as well as in preparing the new mandates, on the road to the XI Summit to be held in Puerto Varas, Chile, next July 1.

The High Level Group (GAN, Grupo de Alto Nivel) will receive reports from the Ministries of Finance on the progress and current status of the work plan 2015-2016, contained in Annex II of the Declaration of Paracas; will be informed of the status of the recommendations and proposals of the Pacific Alliance Business Council (CEAP, Consejo Empresarial de la Alianza del Pacífico); and will evaluate the development of the Technical Groups’ works to date. Also, the GAN will receive a representative from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) who will present the report on the situation status of the cooperation provided by that body to the Pacific Alliance Technical Groups.

Meanwhile, the Council of Ministers will evaluate the work done by the High Level Group and the Technical Groups in the first half of 2016, analyze the current state of external relationships, decide on requests from States asking to be admitted as Observers to the Pacific Alliance, examine the progress of implementation in regard to the “deliverables” of the Declaration of Paracas and propose new mandates, as well as learn about the preparations for the next XI Summit of the Pacific Alliance.

June 3, 2016