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XI Summit of the Pacific Alliance in Puerto Varas, Chile, concludes

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In the Chilean city of Puerto Varas, Los Lagos Region, the XI Summit of the Pacific Alliance (PA), which was attended by the Presidents of Chile, Michelle Bachelet; of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos; of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto; and of Peru, Ollanta Humal, came to an end today.

They were accompanied by the President-elect of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade as well as by senior government representatives from the four countries.

At the plenary meeting, the Presidents highlighted the achievements of the PA over the past year, including the entry into force of the Framework Agreement of the Alliance on July 20, 2015 and its Trade Protocol, on May 1, 2016. They also emphasized the increase in the number of observer states from 32 to 49, the advances in the preliminary framework for negotiations with ASEAN, the holding of an informal dialogue with APEC and the signing of a partnership agreement with Canada last June.

The foreign ministers signed the “Interinstitutional Agreement on the Implementation of a Mechanism of Consultation of Information for Immigration Purposes to Facilitate the Mobility of People” and its annex, the “Platform for Immediate Consultation of Information for Immigration Purposes to Facilitate the Mobility of People”. Likewise, the Ministers of Foreign Trade signed the “Second Protocol of Amendment to the Additional Protocol of the Framework Agreement of the Pacific Alliance”.

The presidential meeting concluded with the signing by the four Presidents of the Declaration of Puerto Varas, in which the pro tempore Presidency held by Peru for one year was officially handed over to Chile.

You can access the Declaration of Puerto Varas at: http://bit.ly/298yTMA

Puerto Varas, July 1, 2016