The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in office, Reyes Maroto, highlighted today in Lima (Peru) the Government's willingness to deepen relations with the Pacific Alliance by contributing the experience of Spain in areas such as climate change and the objectives of Sustainable development.

In his speech at the panel of trade ministers of the XIV Summit of the Pacific Alliance, Maroto emphasized the role of Spain as a "loyal and reliable partner, deeply involved in the evolution of the economies of the countries that make up the Alliance" , being the second global investor in the set of countries that integrate it. "Spain and the Alliance share the vision of working for effective multilateralism and for the preservation of an order of international relations of trade and investment based on rules," he said.

He also shared the experience of the Government's Strategic Framework on SME Policy 2030, which guides policies in favor of small and medium enterprises based on seven levers (entrepreneurship, business management and talent, regulatory framework, financing, innovation and digitalization; sustainability, and internationalization) to improve its competitive capacity and consolidate an environment that favors its growth: "The work of the Alliance is an optimal basis on which to articulate a long-term strategy of inserting SMEs into global value chains" , he pointed.

Finally, he congratulated the Pacific Alliance for the presidential statement on sustainable management of plastics to be signed at this Summit.

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