High-Level Group of the Pacific Alliance met in person in Viña del Mar

November 16, 2021 – After two years of virtual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pacific Alliance meets again in a face-to-face event. This time, to hold the meeting of the High Level Group, formed by the Vice Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of the bloc.

The meeting was held at the Cerro Castillo Presidential Palace, located in the city of Viña del Mar, and was attended by Carolina Valdivia, Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, and Rodrigo Yáñez, Undersecretary for International Economic Relations, representing Chile; for Colombia, María Carmelina Londoño, Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs, and Andrés Cárdenas Muñoz, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade (as representatives of the pro tempore presidency); for Mexico, Luz María de la Mora, Undersecretary of Foreign Trade; and for Peru, Luis Enrique Chávez, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Diego Llosa, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade. Gerardo Serrano, Director for Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also participated.

During the meeting, which lasted more than six hours, the authorities received reports on the Roadmaps for Autonomy and Economic Empowerment of Women, Improvement of Management, Implementation of the PA-Net, Regional Digital Market and Sustainable Management of Plastics. They also discussed relations with strategic partners, the status of negotiations with Candidates for Associated States and preparations for the XVI Pacific Alliance Summit to be held in Colombia.