Alvarado spoke about the importance of Costa Rica's diplomatic relations with both China and the United States.
The Chinese government offered Costa Rica a new National Stadium as a gift and spent an estimated $100 million on its construction.
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Pompeo's visit to Costa Rica was the first for a sitting U.S. Secretary of State in a decade.
The move does not appear to be linked to the bruising trade war between China and the US.
Costa Rica and China signed a cooperation agreement on Monday in the context of the Silk Road Economic Belt, an initiative of Beijing that aims to encourage trade and investment.
Costa Rica could find itself once again as a center of high-tech manufacturing, including cars and renewable energy equipment, after President Luis Guillermo Solís and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a strategic partnership agreement that included future discussion of "special economic zones" in Costa Rica for Chinese enterprises, according to a statement from Casa Presidencial.
Solís said he wanted to see the Costa Rican and Chinese economy more closely linked, listing special economic zones, infrastructure investment, technology sharing, and greater educational and cultural exchanges as some of his goals for the future of the relationship.
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