There, China deepened its orientation towards Latin America, inviting the region - which it perceived as a "natural extension of the maritime silk route " - to join the initiative. The mobile phone number list Document of the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Forum in January 2018 placed the emphasis on projects in infrastructure and energy and on the aforementioned sustainable development agenda, but also reflected the tensions around the mobile phone number list Belt and Road Initiative, which the Chinese delegation only limited itself to "presenting" and to which several countries in the region did not yet wish to adhere.
However, through diplomatic work, added to the landing of funds for the financing of infrastructure -and more recently aid in the framework of the mobile phone number list covid-19 pandemic-, with the incorporation of Argentina in February 2022, 21 countries in the Americas Latin America and the Caribbean end up adhering to the Belt and Road Initiative , highlighting Central American countries that broke with Taiwan and established relations with the People's Republic.
China also has strategic partnerships or mobile phone number list comprehensive strategic partnerships with several countries in the region. It has signed Free Trade Agreements with Chile, Peru and Costa Rica, while it is negotiating another three with Panama, Colombia and Ecuador and six South American countries are non-regional members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank , led by China.