Chile will sign the TPP in February

The Chilean government announced that it would sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) in February in New Zealand.

For this purpose, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Munoz, will travel to New Zealand to complete the processing of an arrangement that involves 12 countries, including the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and Peru.

Muñoz noted that Chile has relations with 179 nations on all five continents, 73 embassies, 10 missions with international organizations, and 50 trade missions.

He also stated that Chile would open new offices in Guyana and Ethiopia, and a diplomatic office in Tehran, Iran.

Among other announcements, the head of the Chilean diplomacy noted that they would host a meeting between China and Latin America in January 2018.

Chile will hold the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance next year and it will host the Summit of the agreement (with Mexico, Colombia and Peru) in July.

Muñoz said 2015 had been a very active year for Chile in terms of foreign policy and recalled that, among other things, they had had a role as a non-permanent member of the Security Council of United Nations and had accompanied Colombia's peace process.

He also stated that that José Miguel Insulza, the new Chilean agent in Bolivia's in The Hague lawsuit for access to the sea, would be meeting international lawyers and the national team in Paris on January 26.


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