Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|2 Apr 2019, 1:59 p.m.||Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)||Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)|
Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:
What plans he has to strengthen the UK's relations with Pacific Alliance countries.
Answered by Alan Duncan
Latin America is an increasingly important partner to the UK. We have strong and close relationships with all four member states of the Pacific Alliance: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Trade with the bloc increased by 4.5% from 2017 to 2018. We are strengthening partnerships using tools like the Prosperity Fund, Conflict Stability and Security Fund and International Climate Finance to implement programmes of mutual interest, for example in good governance, green growth, security and justice reform, infrastructure and rural and urban development in order to create the conditions for sustainable economic growth and increased trade.