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Argentina closer to the Alliance of the Pacific; Macri expected at the summit in Chile

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 08:13 UTC
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The announcement was made by Chile's foreign minister Heraldo Munoz following the Alliance's Ministers Council in Mexico City in anticipation of the July summit st. The announcement was made by Chile's foreign minister Heraldo Munoz following the Alliance's Ministers Council in Mexico City in anticipation of the July summit st.
“Argentina has a special interest in approaching the Alliance of the Pacific, and in fact presented the observer petition, which we have approved”. “Argentina has a special interest in approaching the Alliance of the Pacific, and in fact presented the observer petition, which we have approved”.
This means that with the Argentine petition having been accepted, as an observer country, president Macri is in condition of attending as an observer. This means that with the Argentine petition having been accepted, as an observer country, president Macri is in condition of attending as an observer.
Munoz also revealed that “almost certainly” the Costa Rican president Luis Guillermo Solis, will also be participating in the Alliance's summit Munoz also revealed that “almost certainly” the Costa Rican president Luis Guillermo Solis, will also be participating in the Alliance's summit

The Alliance of the Pacific approved Argentina's request to join the group as an observer country, signaling a new turn in president Mauricio Macri's foreign policy. The announcement was made by Chile's foreign minister Heraldo Munoz following the Alliance's Ministers Council in Mexico City in anticipation of the summit scheduled for July first.

 “The summit will have an unprecedented attendance of at least two presidents, who do not belong to the Alliance, including the Argentine leader”, said Munoz, adding that “Argentina has a special interest in approaching the Alliance of the Pacific, and in fact presented the observer petition, which we have approved”.

This means that with the Argentine petition having been accepted, as an observer country, president Macri is in condition of attending as an observer.

Munoz also revealed that “almost certainly” the Costa Rican president Luis Guillermo Solis, will also be participating in the Alliance's summit to take place in July, in Puerto Varas, south Chile. Costa Rica was one of the first country observers of the Alliance.

“I don't discard that some other president will also attend the summit, which means the Alliance of the Pacific continues to generate interest, and this is very positive for the four countries which we make up the group”

Argentine presidential sources had advanced that president Macri was planning to attend for the first time as an observer to the Alliance's next summit to establish closer links with the group made up of Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico.

In effect, foreign minister Susana Malcorra had revealed that Macri had been invited to attend the XI presidential summit in Puerto Varas. The invitation was extended by Peruvian president Ollanta Humala (outgoing chair of the Alliance) and Chile's Michelle Bachelet (incoming chair of the Alliance).

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  • Conqueror

    We see a new chapter in argie foreign relations. The announcement ISN'T made by the argie foreign ministry. Were all the previous “announcements” made by Timerman's bunch just so that he could feel important?

    What interest could argieland have in the Pacific Alliance? It doesn't have a Pacific coast. Perhaps it will want to encourage the Alliance to become more of a political bloc like mercosur. It failed with that. Second try? When will it try to form a bloc out of northern latam?

    Pacific Alliance needs to be wary. Do not trust argieland pretending to be “different”.

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 11:18 am 0
  • pgerman

    @1

    For the time being Argentina will attend with “observer” status which means interest in start working toghether no matter Argentina has no coast over the Pacific Ocean. Something similar to the presence of the UK in O.E.A....does the UK has coast or any recognized territory in America?

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 01:19 pm 0
  • Islander1

    2- Yes UK does - a few Islands in the Caribbean and the Falklands- disputed by you I agree, dispute recognized by a number of others, and Islanders rights and the Islands existing Govt recognised by some also.

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 01:57 pm 0
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