Pacific Alliance members meeting in Mexico agreed to hold an informative ministerial round of talks with their Mercosur and associates' counterparts to talk about regional integration. The announcement was done following a closed doors meeting of Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru foreign ministers who are preparing the agenda for the next Pacific Alliance summit.
Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico signed an accord Wednesday creating the Pacific Alliance to more deeply integrate their economies, and develop new trade links with the Asia-Pacific region.
It was to be a “complaints as usual day” plus the announcement Uruguay is poised for another year of record exports, close to 12 billion dollars. But the speaker contracted for the celebration of Exporter’s Day left the Uruguayan business audience and government officials quite surprised.
President Barack Obama said that the Asia-Pacific region will play a key role in defining the world's future. The United States is a Pacific power, and we are here to stay, he stated in a speech to the Australian Parliament, sending a clear message to Beijing.