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Kicks off the XIII Pacific Alliance Summit

mandatariosPuerto Vallarta, Jalisco, was the venue for this important event that included the visit of the leaders of Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Colombia, the four countries that make up the block.

In addition to the four countries of the Mercosur treaty, composed of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. President Enrique Peña Nieto receives the heads of state of the Pacific Alliance. President Enrique Peña Nieto arrived at 11:20 local time at the headquarters of the meeting at the Puerto Vallarta Convention Center. Jalisco Subsequently, the President of Peru, Martin Vizcarra, the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, and the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, received the participating presidents.

Mercosur's trade agreement was attended by the Presidents of Brazil, Michel Temer and the President of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez, Argentina and Paraguay will be represented by members of their Foreign Ministers. The meeting of Mercosur with the Pacific Alliance is the first held in the history of two blocks. Together with the block formed by Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, the Alliance will seek to integrate a more powerful commercial market. Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the summit at 12:30 a.m. and then a plenary meeting was held between the members of Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance. In this summit, the presidency of the group was delivered to the president of Peru, Martin Vizcarra. At the end the officials met with the businessmen who participated in the event for the last time before the closure. Among the 55 countries that participated in the summit as observers, South Korea was present, and Singapore who showed great interest in integrating into commercial operations. On Monday, Enrique Peña Nieto said that the Pacific Alliance has a plan called vision 2030 and expressed that it has great potential for long-term global utilitarianism. "The main challenge for the Pacific Alliance is to reduce the inequality that exists in Latin America," said Peña Nieto on the eve of the summit, during an appearance before the observers with the presidents of the Pacific Alliance. Likewise, I declare that the structural reforms are part of its own effort to expand Mexico's commercial capacities, such as the labor reform, which according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) has helped generate 3.6 million jobs during the six-year term He also said that the energy reform has allowed the entry of 200 billion dollars contemplated for investments in the coming years. Ensuring that trade agreements are an important part of what he has done in his government for the economic growth of Mexico.

SUCCESSFUL ALLIANCE OF THE PACIFIC, BUT WITH CHALLENGES

President Enrique Peña Nieto participated in the business meeting of the Thirteenth Summit of the Pacific Alliance. The president said that the economic model of trade liberalization and integration that Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru have been promoting for seven years has been very successful, although it has also faced challenges. ¨ I believe that one of its great challenges or the biggest challenge is how we manage to have a growing economy, an economy open to the world, an economy of expansion of freedoms, but also, where there is greater social justice, inequality gaps are closed, and there is a greater expansion to the liberties and opportunities of each citizen, "said President Peña Nieto. He emphasized when mentioning that those who make up the Pacific Alliance, join efforts based on their affinities. The four countries are democratic nations that believe in the rule of law, respect for individual liberties and human rights. "We agree that the route to development is precisely the market economy and from this coincidence is that we have created precisely this Pacific Alliance, which is distinguished, perhaps from many other integration efforts, some vain , others more successful, but undoubtedly ours has been a very important reference ", affirmed President Enrique Peña Nieto. He also said that trade agreements with other countries are important for Mexico.
And so he referred to the renegotiation of the free trade agreement with the United States and Canada.
"It has been a process that has been talked about a lot, sensitive, elected, critical, but when we are sitting at the table, we are talking about what should be done and what will allow the three countries to modernize update and detonate more opportunity”, said President Peña Nieto.

PUERTO VALLARTA BENEFITS WITH THE X111 PACIFIC ALLIANCE SUMMIT

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
In the framework of the X111 meeting of the Pacific Alliance that took place in Puerto Vallarta, President Peña Nieto stressed that the objective with the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) is to strengthen the linkage of the two commercial blocks that is more important in Latin America, since, together, they account for 79% of the region's population, 85% of gross domestic product, 86% of exports and 88% of foreign investment. That is why the importance of approving a joint declaration in which they endorsed the commitment of a free trade that favors social inclusion. They also endorsed the Puerto Vallarta Action Plan, which establishes concrete measures to facilitate the trade of goods, boost the internationalization of small and medium enterprises, promote the knowledge economy and generate more benefits in terms of gender in academic mobility, tourism and culture. In this way Puerto Vallarta was the host of this important summit meeting, with projection to 55 countries of the world and at the same time as a safe city in Mexico and the world. The security of the six heads of state who arrived in Puerto Vallarta to participate in the X111 Alianza del Pacifico Summit was in charge of the Presidential staff. Dozens of elements of the army, Federal Police and Jalisco Single Force, were in charge of maintaining the safety of the presidents at all times, from their arrival at the International Airport of Puerto Vallarta, where, the presidential aircraft of these presidents were appreciated, until their arrival at the Convention Center, which remained with an operation in constant patrols and overflights of helicopters of the Navy and Federal Police. In Paseo de la Flores avenue that connects to the Convention Center, vehicles and pedestrians that were not duly accredited to the event were not allowed.

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