The first week of March the High Level Group (HLG) of the Pacific Alliance gathered in its XXXIII official meeting in the city of Bogota, Colombia to follow up on the commitments and mandates of the last presidential declaration and to prepare for the presidential meeting programmed for July 2016.
The meeting of the HLG was preceded by two days of discussions within the technical groups. The Deputy Ministers examined the progress in areas such as institutional matters, cooperation, the movement of people, SMEs, single window clearance systems, trade facilitation, customs cooperation and the communication strategy. The technical group on Genre Focus met for the first time.
The HLG also discussed the progress of the Ministers of Finance working plan for 2015-2016 and the situation in regard to the recommendations and proposals presented by the Pacific Alliance Business Council.
The next meeting of the HLG will be at the end of April 2016.