Lima, August 26, 2021.- In his words, on assuming the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the second time, Chancellor Óscar Maurtua, has referred dominantly, to privileging the Peruvian foreign policy, his focus on the successful Pacific Alliance that this year has completed a decade of existence.
That is very good. The history of the international society in the last 30 years highlights its geopolitical role in the framework of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an extensive basin where more than 60% of the planet's economic dynamics are mobilized.
To understand the dimension of the Pacific Alliance, made up of Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru, let us bear in mind that 40% of Latin America's trade with the world is carried out by the Alliance and that 41% of international investment to our Latin American region is also captured by the Alliance countries, which together have almost 230 million inhabitants.
Thus, it is no longer a secret that the Pacific Alliance, which represents the eighth economy in the world, seeks to become and consolidate itself in a space of free transit of goods, services, money and people.
The decision of the four countries to create a free trade area with tariff-free access to 100% of the goods traded within the bloc must be made an undeniable reality.
The result should continue to give an unprecedented dynamism to the production chain, as it was for the European Union, whose fluidity began after the consolidation of its economic integration in the 1990s.
The countries of the Alliance, in parallel in their efforts to consolidate their regional integration process, are determined to seek new markets, being the States of the Pacific Basin, to which greater attention will have to be paid. Let us take advantage of our privileged geopolitical position, to position Peru in the international system according to its real possibilities.
Source: Diario Correo