Mexico confirms that the Pacific Alliance summit will now be in Peru | AMLO | Pedro Castillo | Marcelo Ebrard | Congress of Peru | WORLD

The summit of presidents of the Pacific Alliancebetween Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru, will be held in Lima, the Peruvian capital, after being suspended in Mexico due to the absence of Peruvian Pedro Castillo and in the midst of its “accelerated expansion” with the process of adding six countries.

At a press conference after the ministerial meeting of the Pacific alliancethe Mexican foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrardconfirmed the meeting so that Mexico hand over the pro tempore presidency to Peru in that country, although he said that the date will be informed next week.

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“My first words are to thank the deference of the President of the United Mexican States, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, for postponing the presidential summit that should have been held on Friday in Lima, at an early date, since President Castillo was not authorized to come”express Cesar LandaForeign Minister of the Peru.

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico also reported on the upcoming addition of six new members to the Pacific alliancewhich emerged in 2011 as an economic and development initiative between Mexico, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard speaks during his participation in the IX business summit in Mexico City. (EFE/Sáshenka Gutiérrez).

The new members will be Costa Rica, Ecuador, Canada, South Korea, Singapore and Honduraswhich entered its formal application on this day.

“To ratify the interest of Honduras in being part of this important integration alliance, not only economic, but also in economic development on issues for the social future of our peoples.”, stated the Honduran Foreign Minister, Enrique Reinara.

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Ebrard explained that in the case of Singapore, its ratification has to go through the approval of Congress.

He said that Canada is resuming its path to be an Associated State, while pointing out that Mexico it will have to sign a free trade agreement with South Korea in order to carry out its accession, as one of the requirements of the Alliance.

“An essential requirement is that there are free trade agreements with all countries, so these are processes that may take longer. Hard to know right now.” commented.

Regarding Costa Rica, he said that he has already submitted his request and is about to start the negotiation process.

“The times for this are yet to be determined, in the coming weeks they have to begin the process that would conclude with their belonging as a member state of the Pacific Alliance,” added the Mexican foreign minister.


The Mexican Foreign Minister asserted that the Pacific Alliance “works” and celebrated that this commercial and development initiative has an “accelerated expansion”.

“The alliances that do not work do not have applications for membership (…) there is an accelerated expansion of the Pacific Alliance. It is a success”he emphasized.

In a previous meeting, the Council of Ministers of the Pacific alliance It also approved five declarations on gender parity, protection of jungles and forests in the region, for well-being, youth and to make an effort to recover plastics in the sea with the participation of the private sector.

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