China seeks to join CPTPP

China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Beijing/Santiago, 13 October 2021 (TDI): Chilean Foreign Minister Andres Allamand, spoke to China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on a call. Wang Yi indicated that China is open to continuing communication with Chile. It seeks to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Wang suggested that China and Chile should strengthen strategic coordination. The two can collaborate on multilateral affairs and support each other in core issues. They can build and maintain the Belt and Road together, and promote trade and investment cooperation.

Allamand, for his part, stressed that Chile will remain a solid strategic partner to China. It will continue to adhere to the one-China policy. As China agreed to communicate with Chile to join the CPTPP, Allamand stated that Chile supports China joining the CPTPP.

He said that his country supports the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and the major global initiatives which China has started. The CPTPP lessens taxes on agricultural and industrial products. It promotes investments and digital trade in the Pacific regions.

Allamand and Wang agreed to support China’s third Ministerial Meeting of the CELAC Forum. Wang Yi and Andres Allamand spoke thoroughly of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Forum of China.

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