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Bulletin  N° 34, November 2016
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Agenda

 

Outstanding activities


Third Forum of Think Tanks between China – Latin America and the Caribbean
 
The Chief of the Department of Cooperation and Training of the ALADI, Jaime Albuja, participated in the Third Forum of Think Tanks between China – Latin America and the Caribbean at the invitation of the Chinese Institute of International Relations. Such Forum was held on 7 and 8 November 2016 in Beijing, China.

Meeting with the Ambassador of Indonesia in Argentina
 
The Ambassador of Indonesia in Argentina concurrent in Uruguay and Paraguay, Jonny Sinaga, visited the ALADI with the Honorary Consul Nicolás Potrie. The meeting was held on 17 November 2016.



 
Publications

Seventeenth Meeting of Senior Officials of the Forum for East Asia – Latin America Cooperation – FEALAC
 
Report of the Seventeenth Meeting of Senior Officials of the Forum for East Asia – Latin America Cooperation – FEALAC held  from 24 to 26 August 2016 in Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.


News


Outstanding publications 

“Posibles impactos de un TLC bilateral entre Uruguay y China”
 
Publication by Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, Director of the Department of International Business and Integration of the Universidad Católica del Uruguay. (Publication in Spanish).
 
Final issue the APEC Region Trade and Investment 2016
 
Published annually in calendar year format prior to the APEC Leaders’ Meeting. (Publication in English).
 
Vigésimo Quinto Aniversario de la Incorporación de China al APEC---Retrospección y Perspectivas
 
Publication by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. (Publication in Spanish).
 
China busca cerrar pronto acuerdo de comercio regional para Asia
 
China wants to seal the free trade agreement with the countries of the South-East Asia as soon as possible as long as the doubt of a deal conducted by the United States remains, an authority of the Ministry of Trade stated on Thursday (Mofcom). (Publication in Spanish).


 
Business and academic activities

India-Latin America Latina and the Caribbean Conclave
 
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in alliance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of India, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations (ECLAC, by the United Nations), the Government of Jalisco in Mexico, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, is organizing the India-Latin America Latina and the Caribbean Conclave (LAC) on 28 and 29 November 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (News in Spanish).



Agreements and negotiations

El Salvador participates in Japan-Latin America and the Caribbean business forum
 
El Salvador participated in the opening of the Third Japan-Latin America and the Caribbean Business Forum, by means of the “Organismo Promotor de Exportaciones e Inversiones” (Organization for the Promotion of Exports and Investments) of El Salvador (PROESA), national companies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by means of the Embassy of El Salvador in Japan. (News in Spanish).
 
Transpacific Partnership Agreement - TPP
 
Mexico has an enviable and strategic place in the world in order to buy and sell goods with other countries. In a globalized world, we all have goods and services that we try to buy and sell. (News in Spanish).
 
Honduras attends the Third Japan Latin America and the Caribbean Business Forum
 
Tokyo, Japan. “To progress together, to lead together, and to inspire together” was the main issue of the Third Japan Latin America and the Caribbean Business Forum, whose aim was to analyse the opportunities and future challenges of both regions in order to expand and strengthen the economic and cooperation links, and where the following issues were dealt with: economic and commercial relations between Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean, the investment and high quality infrastructure, the collaboration in innovation and entrepreneurship and the financing for emerging markets. (News in Spanish).
 
Yang Jiechi Attends and Directs the Opening Ceremony of the Third Think Tanks China- Latin America and the Caribbean Forum
 
On 7 November 2016, the State Counsellor Yang Jiechi attended the opening of the Third Think Tanks China- Latin America and the Caribbean Forum and gave a speech. (News in English).
 
Agreement between the Panama Canal and Puerto de Busán strengthens relations with Korea
 
Within the framework of the Panamanian national holidays, the Mutual Understanding Agreement between the Authority of the Panama Canal (APC) and the Authority of the Puerto de Busán was signed, in the presence of Rubén Arosemena Valdés, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama in the Republic of Korea. (News in Spanish).
 
Deputy Leopoldo Pérez commented on his participation in the Chile-China dialogue
 
Such Deputy convened in this parliamentary diplomacy instance its Chinese counterparty for a new interchange space, where the technology and the know how in infrastructure are the engine of the development. (News in Spanish).
 
Ecuadoran shrimp was rewarded at the China Fisheries 2016 fair
 
17 Ecuadoran companies, most of them exporters of shrimps, participated in the China Fisheries 2016 fair, held in the city of Qingdao, from 2 to 4 November. This event is one of the most important in the world in fishery and aquaculture products. (News in Spanish).
 
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay visits the Republic of Korea
 
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, will pay an official visit to the Republic of Korea from 13 to 16 November at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se. (News in English).
 
Minister of Foreign Affairs Has an Informative Meeting with the Chinese and Foreign Press on the State Visit of the President Xi Jinping to Ecuador, Peru, and  Chile, and its Attendance to the 24 Summit of Economic Leaders of the APEC in Lima  - Peru
 
On 10 November 2016, the Minister of Foreign Affairs had an informative meeting with the Chinese and foreign press. Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Li Baodong, Vice- Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Chao, and the International Trade Deputy Representative of China of the Ministry of Trade Zhang Xiangchen respectively presented relevant information about the next State visit of the President Xi Jinping to Ecuador, Peru, and Chile, as well as his attendance to the 24 Summit of Economic Leaders of the APEC in Lima of Peru, and answered some questions to Journalists. (News in English).
 
Regulatory Solution of APEC Enhances Chemical and Commercial Security
 
Trade Officials of the member economies of the APEC will team up with the private sector in order to introduce an innovative policy tool in order to enhance the security and sustainable growth of the chemical industry. (News in English).
 
Plant of Toyota is installed in Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato
 
This plant will be built in a surface of 600 hectares, close to the Parque Industrial Amistad, where a base of 14 supplier companies of the automotive sector is strategically situated. In this plant new generation Sedan Corolla car will be built, as from 2019. (News in Spanish).
 
Meeting of the Special Meeting of the Chamber of Councilors on the TPP
 
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the meeting of the Special Committee of the Chamber of Councilors about the TPP. During the meeting of the Special Committee, there were deliberations concentrated on the “Request of approval of the conclusion of the TPP” and the “Bill on the Development of the corresponding Legislation following the conclusion of the TPP.” (News in English).
 
Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nin Novoa to Seoul: working meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Byung-se Yun, and High Authorities of the Korean Government
 
Within the framework of the official visit to the Republic of Korea, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nin Novoa had a working meeting with the Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs today at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the city of Seoul. (News in Spanish).
 
Mexico participates in the Forum for East  Asia - Latin America Cooperation, held from 17 to 20 November in Lima, Peru, with the motto “Quality growth and human development”
 
Main activities of the event: the Ministerial Meeting (on 17 and 18); The Business Summit of the APEC (from 17 to 19); the ABAC Dialogue with the Leaders of the APEC (on 19); and the Twenty-Fourth Summit of Leaders of the APEC (on 20). (News in Spanish).
 
Japan delivers funds to health projects, as a result of the international cooperation
 
By means of a Program of Non-Refundable Financial Assistance for Community Projects of Human Security, the Government of Japan delivered cooperation funds for health projects for the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación (National Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), and two health centers for a total of B/.165,136. (News in Spanish).
 
Australian miners observe new opportunities in Argentina
 
New policies and reforms aimed at attracting increased foreign investment into Argentina, particularly into its resources sector, are strengthening opportunities for Australian companies. (News in English).
 
Minister of Foreign Affairs Muñoz during meeting of APEC: “We have to be open to what happens in the future with the TPP”
 
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz, attended, with President Michelle Bachelet, the Twenty-Fourth Summit of Leaders of the Asia Pacific Cooperation Forum (APEC), held at the Centro de Convenciones de Lima, Peru. (News in Spanish).
 
Results of the Twenty-Eighth Ministerial Meeting of the APEC
 
Minister of Trade, Energy, and Industry, Joo Hyung-hwan, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Affairs Lee Tae-ho represented the Government of the Republic of Korea in the Twenty-Eighth Ministerial Meeting of the APEC (RMA) in Lima, Peru, on 17 and 18 November. (News in English).
 
Chile initiated deepening of FTA with South Korea, and signed supplementary agreement on investments with Hong Kong
 
Within the framework of the Twenty-Fourth Summit of the APEC, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Heraldo Muñoz, and the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy of South Korea, Joo Hyunghwan, signed today in Lima a Joint Declaration in order to deepen the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that both countries keep in –force since 2004. (News in Spanish).
 
Peru and Korea reinforce the bilateral agenda in trade, investments, and cooperation
 
On this date, the Vice-President of the Republic, and the Minister of Transports and Communications, Martín Vizcarra, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Hwang Kyo-ahn, held a working meeting, within the framework of the Summit of the Leaders of the APEC. High officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Tourism, Energy and Mining, and of the Production also participated in the bilateral meeting. (News in Spanish).
 
Xi Jinping has a meeting with the President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia
 
On 19 November 2016, local time, President Xi Jinping had a meeting in Lima with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia. (News in English).
 
Leaders of the APEC issue Declaration in Lima

The Leaders of the 21 economic member economies of the APEC celebrated the 2016 Meeting of Economic Leaders of APEC in Lima, on Sunday, by adopting a Declaration about the quality growth, and human development. (News in English).
 
Peru and China sign agreements within the framework of the State visit of the President of China
 
Upon his participation in the Summit of Leaders of the APEC, the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, initiated a State visit to our country. This act, held just two months after President Kuczynski did his own in Beijing, marks the renewed relation between Peru and China. (News in Spanish).
 
Working breakfast of the Minister of Foreign Affairs with delegation of Japanese businessmen
 
Minister of Foreign Affairs Susana Malcorra, Ministers of the Argentinian National Cabinet, and a delegation of officials and businessmen accompanying the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, headed by the Councilor Eiichi Hasegawa, held a working breakfast at Palacio San Martín. (News in Spanish).
 
Xi Jinping has a meeting with the President of the Congress of Peru Salgado
 
On 21 November 2016, local time, President Xi Jinping had a meeting in Lima with the President of the Congress of Peru Luz Salgado. (News in Spanish).
 
President Bachelet: “With China we have a mature relationship, stable, that grows and strengthens day by day”
 
The President and the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, participated in the signature of 12 agreements, among which we may mention a Memorandum of Understanding in order to initiate negotiations aiming at updating and deepening the Free Trade Agreement between both nations. (News in Spanish).
 
Leaders in APEC 2016 vindicated the importance of the regional integration
 
With a view to creating a great trading bloc offering more dynamism among the member countries, the presidents of the 21 economies highlighted the convenience of promoting more exchanges in the Asia Pacific region, in contrast to the protectionist intentions and questioning of globalization. (News in Spanish).
 
Chile and China establish an Integral Strategic Partnership
 
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz, had a busy agenda within the framework of the visit to Chile of the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping. The Secretary of State received the Chinese President in the Airport of Santiago, and afterwards both attended the welcome ceremony at the Palacio de La Moneda. (News in Spanish).
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