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Ambassadors expect more China, Latin America cooperation

Updated: Oct 26,2016 8:48 PM     Xinhua

CHENGDU — Ambassadors to China of four Latin American countries have expressed hope for more cooperation with western China at an ongoing conference.

At the Pacific Alliance’s investment forum held in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan province, ambassadors of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru all agreed that China’s western areas have high economic vitality.

“We look forward to establishing more cooperation relationships with the region in energy, infrastructure, agriculture and tourism,” said Jorge Heine, rotating president of the Pacific Alliance and Chile’s ambassador to China. “We also welcome more companies from western China to invest in Latin America.”

Established in 2012, the Pacific Alliance is a trade bloc uniting these four Latin American nations that border the Pacific Ocean.

China is an observer state of the bloc.

The ambassadors also briefed investors on agriculture, infrastructure, and manufacturing in their countries.

Oscar Rueda, Colombia’s ambassador to China, said that his country plans to build a series of airports, ports and roads.

“I hope that more Chinese companies will invest in the projects,” he said.

Jorge Heine said that the four embassies will create more opportunities for companies from western China to invest in Latin America, as well as provide consulting services and information.

“We will also actively engage in economic activities in China’s west,” he said.