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WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The United States and China are looking for another place to sign the first phase of their trade agreement after Chile announced the cancellation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum summit to focus on its internal problems, the US president reported Thursday Donald Trump
“China and the United States are working on selecting a new site to sign phase one of the trade agreement – 60 percent of the total agreement – after APEC in Chile was canceled due to unrelated circumstances,” he said. indicated on Twitter.
Despite this setback, the White House tenant has assured that “the new location will be announced soon.” “President Xi (Jinping) and President Trump will sign!” He said.
Trump, who had confirmed his attendance at the APEC summit, despite the riots in Chile, spoke Wednesday with his Chilean counterpart, Sebastián Piñera, to “express his support,” the White House reported Thursday.
“The United States is with Chile, an important ally, in its work to peacefully restore the national order,” he transferred. In addition, Trump “denounced foreign efforts to undermine Chilean institutions, democracy and society.”
After almost two weeks of protests over social inequality, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera reported on Wednesday the cancellation of the APEC summits and the 25th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP25) to prioritize the agenda internal
The executive director of APEC, Rebecca Fatima Santa Maria, was sympathetic, indicating that “the security and welfare of Chile” and the rest of the member states “are the main priorities of APEC”.
For its part, the executive secretary of UN Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa, said in a statement that the international organization is already exploring “alternative options” to host COP25. The Chilean Government has revealed that there are already “several countries” that have been offered as headquarters.