11 March 2017

News Story: Pacific Alliance eager to cooperate with RCEP, says Peru president

LIMA, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday night that the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru; PA) were eager for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free-trade deal to become a reality.

In a press conference, Kuczynski told Xinhua that Peru was keen to join the RCEP, either alone or with its Pacific Alliance partners.

"We have a free-trade agreement (FTA) with China, and we have separate agreements with South Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore. We will try to broaden this with an effort through the Alliance. However, not all countries within the Alliance have the same agreements...In the Cali Summit, in two months, we will see how we face this. Obviously, we would prefer to do this through the Alliance," said the president.

Read the full story at Xinhua