The Andean Community of Nations (CAN) will work for full membership for Chile, Mexico and Panama, CAN General Secretary Freddy Ehlers said Sunday.
"We aspire to the consolidation of CAN and the joining of Chile, Panama and Mexico as full members," Ehlers said at the CAN headquarters here.
Chile was a founding member of CAN in 1969, but it left the organization in 1976 due to incompatibility of its economic policy and the initiatives of Andean integration.
Chile is now CAN's associated member together with Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil. Mexico and Panama are observers.
CAN currently has four full members -- Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.