Santiago, Chile — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet highlighted the progress made in the Pacific Alliance (AP) as key to progress towards sustainable economic and social development.
In an act in Plaza de la Constitución, on the threshold of the Palace of La Moneda, the President, accompanied by Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñiz, praised the strengthening of the AP made up by Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Peru.
‘Today we are in an international political-economic moment full of uncertainties. Protectionist voices have resurfaced and borders have been closed,’ Bachelet said.
However, she pointed out, the Pacific Alliance has maintained its position and demonstrated that integration is the key to progress towards sustainable economic and social development.
The organization, whose pro-tempore presidency is in the hands of Chile, brings together more than 220 million inhabitants, 36 percent of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Together we have learned that with our commitment and willingness to move towards real and deep integration, we can provide a stronger voice on the international stage and benefit our peoples and our region, she concluded.