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PACIFIC ALLIANCE: Associated States May Join As Of July - Santos

RTTNews 2018-04-17 00:13:06

(Agencia CMA Latam) - Technical teams from the Pacific Alliance are working to incorporate associated states to the group as soon as July, when members will meet in Mexico to vote on the entry of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

The forecast was made by the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, who is also the Alliance's President Pro Tempore. Members of the group met in Lima with the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas over the weekend.

"We discussed with Prime Minister Trudeau the procedures we are carrying out so that the associated states can effectively be considered as associated states, to enter the Pacific Alliance," Santos said.

He added that "we decided that South Korea, who had also strongly requested its membership, also would be associated and incorporated into the negotiations."

by Agencia CMA Latam

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