Forum for International Cooperation was held in China, in which President Country Email List Michelle Bachelet of Chile and Mauricio Macri of Argentina participated, among 130 delegations. There, China Country Email List deepened its orientation towards Latin America, inviting the region – which it perceived as a "natural extension of the maritime silk route " – to join the initiative. The Document of the Second Ministerial Country Email List Meeting of the Forum in.
January 2018 placed the emphasis on projects in infrastructure and energy and Country Email List on the aforementioned sustainable development agenda, but also reflected the tensions around the Belt and Country Email List Road Initiative, which the Chinese delegation only limited itself to "presenting" and to which several countries in Country Email List the region did not yet wish to adhere. However, through diplomatic work.
Added to the landing of funds for the financing of infrastructure -and Country Email List more recently aid in the framework of the covid-19 pandemic-, with the incorporation of Argentina in February 2022, 21 countries of America Latin America and the Caribbean end up adhering to the Belt and Road Initiative , highlighting Central Country Email List American countries that broke with Taiwan and established relations with the People's Republic. China also has strategic partnerships or comprehensive strategic partnerships with several countries in the region. It has signed Free Trade Agreements with Country Email List Chile, Peru and Costa Rica, while it is negotiating another three with Panama, Colombia and Ecuador and six South American countries are non-regional members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank , led by China. The Document of the Third Ministerial Meeting and the Joint Action Plan 2022-2024 of December 2021 express continuity with the previous guidelines, but especially underline the security agenda, the fight against terrorism, corruption, the need for actions in the face of change and the fight against the covid-19 pandemic, and expose Beijing's interest in numerous areas of cooperation such as digital and nuclear technology.