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Forum for East Asia, Latin America co-op opens in Argentina


13:23, August 23, 2011

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Delegates from the 34 member countries of the Forum for East Asia and Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) gathered here Monday to discuss the agenda of the forum's meeting Thursday.

According to official sources, politics, science and technology, economy and society, education and culture, tourism and sports, as well as the economic crisis in the United States and Europe will be the main topics at the forum.

The Argentine government emphasized that "trade between both regions increased four times in the past 10 years, and members of the FEALAC countries represent 40 percent of the world population, 33 percent of the world economy and 30 percent of the world trade."

Moreover, "FEALAC is the only permanent coordination agency between both regions, which includes almost all the Latin American countries," the Argentinean government said.


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