Delegation of the European Union to the Dominican Republic

Mogherini and the Pacific Alliance representatives confirm the reciprocal interest in enhancing cooperation

Bruxelles, 26/10/2016 - 20:12, UNIQUE ID: 161026_11
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High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini and the Pacific Alliance representatives confirm the reciprocal interest in enhancing cooperation

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, met in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the representatives of the Pacific Alliance: the incumbent Presidency, Chile's Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, the Colombian Foreign Minister, Maria Angela Holguín and the Deputy Foreign Ministers of Mexico, Maria del Socorro Flores and of Peru, Nestor Popolizio. The meeting was held in the margins of the EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers' meeting.

The participants discussed the state of progress of the Pacific Alliance and its next steps in integration, as well as the areas in which EU-Pacific Alliance cooperation could be further developed. The HRVP confirmed the European Union’s political support to the Pacific Alliance and highlighted the connections between its objectives of economic integration and the EU experience in this area that can be shared with partners. The HRVP and the Pacific Alliance representatives agreed that cooperation shall be developed on the basis of specific concrete issues at technical level and that periodic political contacts should be held.