Bulletin  N° 26, March 2016
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Meeting of Government Officials
The Latin America - Asia Pacific Observatory invites to the first Meeting of Government Officials, counting on the participation of Directors and/or high authorities of the Directorates of Asia Pacific of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Ministries of the members of the ALADI, and also on invited experts.
Such Meeting will be held on 14 and 15 April at the Headquarters of the ALADI (Sala Islas Malvinas).

The session is open to public, and will be held on 14 April, from 9 a.m. to 12:40 a.m.

Outstanding activities

Journey to Japan
Invited by the Government of Japan, the Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated in the Program Vínculos de Amistad Japón – América Latina y el Caribe (Grupo Mercosur) (Japan – Latin America and the Caribbean Friendship Bonds / Mercosur Group) held between 14 and 22 March 2016.
Interview with Rodolfo Caffaro

Continuing the interviews with experts from both regions, the Coordinator of the Observatory, Ignacio Bartesaghi, interviewed Expert Rodolfo Caffaro, President of the Mercosur – ASEAN Chamber (MACC) in Argentina.


"Las relaciones entre Japón y América Latina"
The Coordinator of the Latin America - Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated as a lecturer in the “IV Encuentro de la FELACBEJA” (Fourth Meeting of FELACBEJA) (former scholarship holders of Japan) held on 8 March at the Instituto Kolping.

Please access the presentation.

"Explorando espacios para la integración productiva entre América Latina y Asia Pacífico"
This book includes all the papers presented within the framework of the Second Academic Seminar of the Observatory: "Explorando espacios para la integración productiva entre América Latina y Asia Pacífico" (Exploring spaces for the productive integration between Latin America and Asia Pacific), held in 2015 in Santiago de Chile.



Outstanding publications 
Is there room for India in the TPP?
Publication by East Asia Forum.

Services and investment boosted under TPP
Paper published by the New Zealand Government.
Talking TPP – the road shows begin
Paper by the New Zealand Government.

Beyond Raw Materials. Who are the Actors in the Latin America and Caribbean-China Relationship?
Paper published by UNAM.

América Latina y el Caribe y China . Recursos naturales y medio ambiente 2015
Publication by the Unión de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe. (Publication in Spanish).

Transmitir calma
The Chamber of Exporters of the Argentinian Republic publishes the bulletin En Cont@cto China Nº 91. (Publication in Spanish).

Towards a Confucian Global Governance
Paper of the expert Pio García published by the magazine TJEAS, of the National University of Taiwan.

BRICS: prioridades, intereses e performance
Paper of the expert Thaís Moretz-Sohn Fernandes published in the magazine Mundorama. (Publication in Portuguese).

Academic and business activities 
Presence of China in Latin America

The Centro de Estudios Asia Pacífico, of the Universidad EAFIT, invites to the event "La presencia de China en América Latina" (Presence of China in Latin America). (News in Spanish).

Conference "La política exterior de Vietnam y su proceso de integración con las mayores potencias del mundo"

We hereby invite you to the conference "La política exterior de Vietnam y su proceso de integración con las mayores potencias del mundo" (Foreign policy of Vietnam and its integration process with the greatest powers in the world) given by the Ambassador of Vietnam to México Le Linh Lan, on Wednesday, 30 March, at 10 am. (News in Spanish).

Conference "Gigantes Emergentes: procesos político-económicos y empresariales en Brasil, Rusia, India y China"

Lecturers: Constanza Mazzina (UCA-UADE), Jorge Malena (USal-ISEN), Sebastián Vigliero (UADE). (News in Spanish).

The 15th Invitation Program for Young Leaders of FEALAC (Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation)

From 3 to 10 March, the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Japan was the venue of the  15° Program of Invitation for Young Leaders of the FEALAC.

Peru participates in the investment seminar in Singapore

Peru, through its Embassy in Singapore, participated in 29 February, in the Seminar Latin America 2016 Economic Outlook, co-organized between the Latin-American Chamber of Commerce of Singapore with the Governmental Agency of Commercial Promotion IE of such country. (News in Spanish).

Ecuadoran Young receives the award as the best student in Korea

On 8 March 2016, Daniela Proaño, master’s student of the excellence University  Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), received a prize as the best promotion student last semester Autumn 2015. (News in Spanish).

2016 FEALAC Cyber Secretariat Workshop

The Cyber Secretariat is pleased to announce that the Sixth Workshop of the Cyber Secretariat of FEALAC will be held in Seoul, Korea, on 18 May 2016 with the issue “Direction for the future development of the FEALAC.”

Peru participated in the investment and business seminar in India

Peru, through its Embassy in India, participated on 7 and 8 March in the Global Investors Summit, organized by the State of Haryana and the Confederation of Industries of India, called “Happening Haryana”-Global Investors Summit 2016”. (News in Spanish).
FEALAC Seminar on Inter Regional Trade

The Seminar on Inter Regional Trade, proposed by Korea at the 7ª FMM in Costa Rica, will take place on 19 May 2016 in order to promote the mutual understanding on inter regional trade between East Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, influenced by trends of the world trade such as Mega-FTA.

Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) invites to participate in the Workshop on Development of the Electronic Government

The Embassy of the Republic of China – Taiwan through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites public officials to participate in the workshop on the Development of the Electronic Government, to be held in Taipei from 25 May to 7 June of this year. (News in Spanish).

Economic relations of Asia Pacific with Latin America: Korea and the countries of the Pacific Alliance

International Symposium organized by the Centro de Estudios Perú-China and the Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico, with the collaboration of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) and sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). (News in Spanish).

Latin America Down Under 17-18 May - Perth Australia

After four highly successful years in Sydney, Paydirt Media will present the 5th Latin America Down Under conference in Perth.

Agreements and negotiations

Fourth Meeting of the Joint Commission of Bilateral Cooperation Peru – Thailand is held in Bangkok

The Vice-Minister of the of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdome of Thailand, Virasakdi Futrakul, and the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Peru, Ambassador Armando Raúl Patiño Alvistur, co-chaired the Fourth Meeting of the Joint Commission of Bilateral Cooperation Peru - Thailand, on 26 February in Bangkok. (News in Spanish).

Promotion of Peruvian exports in Thailand by means of a videoconference

On 29 January, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru, by means of its Directorate General of Economic Promotion and the Embassy of Peru in Thailand, with the Association of Exporters (ADEX), organized a videoconference with the purpose of promoting the Peruvian exports of sea goods to the Thai market and fostering the links among Peruvian exporters and Asian buyers. (News in Spanish).

Korea leads city Construction in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

A project of suburban development based in communities of Korean apartments was initiated in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

APEC Embarks on New Regional Growth Push in Lima

The 21 member economies of APEC carry out actions in order to promote the growth that improves the social mobility and the living conditions for people in both sides of the Pacific, the focus of collaboration in the region during the year of Peru in the Presidency of APEC in 2016, now under way.

Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs receives a new Ambassador of Singapore in Chile

The Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Edgardo Riveros, received in audience the new non-resident Ambassador of Singapore in Chile, Chong Siak Ching, who recently  presented his Credentials to the President of the Republic, Michelle Bachelet. (News in Spanish).

Official visit to Brunei-Darussalam

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cult, Manuel A. González Sanz, went on a working tour to the Asian Southeast, in order to promote investments, trade and exchanges as regards education and culture with Brunei-Darussalam, Singapore and Malaysia. (News in Spanish).

Vice Foreign Minister Wang Chao Has a Meeting with Outgoing Argentinean Ambassador to China Gustavo A. Martino

On 7 March 2016 of the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Chao had a meeting with outgoing Argentinian Ambassador in China Gustavo A. Martino.

Vietnam promotes cooperation with States of Mexico

In Guadalajara, capital of the Mexican State of Jalisco, the Vietnamese diplomat held working meetings with local representatives, where she informed of the open economy and the success of the Indochinese country within the international integration process. (News in Spanish).

Dissemination of  Peru in important golf event in China

On 4 March the China Golf Show event was held in the China National Convention Center, in Beijing, assembling thousand of people and companies related to golf in China. The Embassy of Peru set up a stand in order to promote the investments, tourism and gastronomy of our country during the three days of the event. (News in Spanish).

Gifts of the Government of Japan go beyond 100 projects

On 11 March at the Torre Ejecutiva the signing of two gift agreements by the Government of  Japan within the economic assistance known as “Program of Financial Assistance for Community Projects of Human Security” (Programa de Asistencia Financiera para Proyectos Comunitarios de Seguridad Humana). (News in Spanish).

President of China-Taiwan visits Guatemala in his last journey abroad

The President of China-Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, will have a meeting with the President of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, so as to discuss about cooperation issues between both countries, in his last journey abroad before leaving office in May, according to diplomatic sources. (News in Spanish).

Cuba and China strengthen links in the financial sector

CHINA, 14 March- At the Headquarters of the Embassy of Cuba in this city there was held a fraternal meeting with Yu Xuejun, President of the Buró de Supervisión de EXIMBANK and Xie Ping, Vice-President of this prestigious institution. Such authorities head a delegation that recently visited Cuba, in which occasion they signed credit agreements. (News in Spanish).
Australia-Mexico Diplomatic Relations Celebrate 50 Years

Year 2016 is the 50º anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Australia and Mexico. The modern bilateral relation may be characterized as a close and dynamic partnership.

Minister of Foreign Affairs work willingness of the Business Advisory Council of APEC–ABAC

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz, with the Director-General of the International Economic Relations, Andrés Rebolledo, accompanied the President Michelle Bachelet in the meeting she had with members of the “Consejo Asesor Empresarial” of APEC–Business Advisory Council (ABAC). (News in Spanish).

Costa Rica and Malaysia confirm their strategic and effective link

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Manuel A. González Sanz ended his tour to the Asian Southeast with an intense work agenda in Malaysia, where he had a meeting with President Sri Anifah Hj. Aman, on 15 March, at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs –in the Administrative Capital of Putrajaya. (News in Spanish).

Cuba and Malaysia assess the increase of sport links

MALAYSIA, 15 March 2016. – The Minister of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, Khairy Jamaluddin, received the Cuban Ambassador in that country, Ibete Fernández. (News in Spanish).

Seminar Republic of Korea- CELAC "Exploring strategies for economic cooperation between Korea-Latin America and Caribbean”

Debate on Korean policies and foreign cooperation initiatives in the areas of innovation and abilities development such as key components within the creative economy policies, as well as Korean policies and foreign cooperation initiatives in the area of development and internationalization of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). To propose cooperation between the Republic of Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean in these areas. 
Minister Eladio Loizaga will have a meeting in Tokyo with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan and authorities of JICA

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Eladio Loizaga, will fulfill a new international mission, with the future visit to Japan. For such purpose, he will arrive at Tokyo tomorrow, Tuesday, 22 March. (News in Spanish).

Japan-Paraguay Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

On Thursday, 24 March, Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister of Foreign Affairs, had a meeting with H.E. Eladio Loizaga, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Paraguay, during his visit to Japan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Subsequently, they participated in the signature of a document and had a working dinner. The following is a summary of the meeting.

Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Paraguay reviewed in Tokyo the bilateral agenda

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Eladio Loizaga, who pays a visit to Japan, was received in audience in the afternoon, 24 March, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, His Excellency Fumio Kishida. (News in Spanish).

President of the  Republic of Korea will pay an official visit to Mexico

At the invitation of the President Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of the Republic of Korea, Mrs. Park Geun-hye, will pay an official visit to Mexico from 2 to 5 April 2016. The visit will aim at continuing the high level political dialogue in order to deepen the strategic partnership between both countries. The President will be accompanied by an important group of Korean businessmen. (News in English).
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