The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Pacific Alliance held a working meeting in Mexico City, on March 17, 2016, in order to assess this integration initiative´s relationship and strengthen its interaction with Observer States.

The four countries identified cooperation areas and specific actions aimed to reflect the priority the Pacific Alliance gives to its Observer States.  They also committed to continue reinforcing cooperation ties with such states.

The Ministers identified dynamic interaction schemes with observers as part of a roadmap toward the 11th Summit of the Pacific Alliance, to be held in Chile, in July.

During the meeting, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcena, presented a proposal for cooperation in the fisheries sector.

The Pacific Alliance is a regional integration initiative created by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru on April 28, 2011.  The four countries’ combined population is 214 million people, while their total GDP is US$ 2.1 trillion, equivalent to 37% of the Latin American product.

The Framework Agreement establishing the Pacific Alliance entered into force on July 20, 2015.

Mexico City, March 17, 2016