OFFICIAL STATEMENT 160
Situation in Chile

​The Spanish Government follows with great interest and concern the events that have taken place in recent days in Chile, and wants to express its full support for a broad, frank and inclusive dialogue between the government, all political forces and social actors towards an agreement that allows to undertake the reforms and structural changes requested by the great majority of the Chilean people.

27/10/2019

The Spanish Government welcomes the spontaneous character and peaceful development of the massive popular demonstrations that took place last 25th in Santiago and other cities of the country, which are a magnificent omen for the necessary dialogue between all political and social actors. We are pleased of the curfew being lifted and the announcement that puts an end to the state of emergency. We condemn all the episodes of violence so far, namely those that have caused the loss of human life, as well as the looting and attacks to public and private buildings.

We praise President Piñera's conversation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, and the dispatch of a United Nations verification mission to examine reports of human rights violations. Respect for life and human rights must be an utmost priority at all times.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, spoke with the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Teodoro Ribera, who has announced that he will soon hold a meeting with the EU ambassadors accredited in Chile, which Spain greatly appreciates.

During all these days, the Spanish Embassy in Chile and the Consulate General have closely followed the events in the country, providing consular assistance to Spanish citizens who needed it and permanently informing residents and tourists about the situation.

 

 

 

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