China approaches Chile seeking support for its application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership bloc

The trade agreement replaced the TPP, a pact sealed between those 11 countries and the United States until then-U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from it in 2017.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was learned that the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, told his Chilean counterpart, Andrés Allamand, by telephone today that the Asian country seeks to "maintain communication" with the Latin American government on account of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which Beijing requested to join in September.

Wang stated that "our two countries should strengthen strategic coordination in multilateral affairs. China has formally applied to join the CPTPP and seeks to communicate more with Chile on this issue," according to a statement released today by the Chinese Foreign Ministry and . . .

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