PRESS RELEASE 115
Meeting Between the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile
10/10/2018

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, held a meeting yesterday with Roberto Ampuero, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile.

Both Ministers coincided in emphasising the excellent state of the bilateral relations, reaffirmed by the condition of being strategic partners.

Minister Borrell thanked his Chilean counterpart for the close collaboration in several points, which has contributed to, among others, the forthcoming Mixed Committee on cooperation in the fight to counter delinquency and security, which is to be held in early November, as well as to the development of the Antarctic Campaign, Chile’s suppression of the charging of visa fees to Spanish citizens since last 1 January 2018 and the application of the Mutual recognition agreement on university degrees.

Likewise, both ministers coincided on highlighting the excellent results of President Piñera’s visit with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation with regards to Cybercrime, a MOU on mobility of young people and a MOU between the ICEX and the Directorate-General for International Economic Relations.

Furthermore, the ministers reviewed some of the main issues of the international agenda, such as the situations in Venezuela and Nicaragua, the new perspectives of the Pacific Alliance, the development of mechanisms for collaboration with regards to the Chile-Spain Joint Fund for triangular cooperation and the collaboration possibilities in the United Nations, namely in the Human Rights Council.

Finally, Minister Borrell reiterated the Spanish support of the successful completion of the modernisation of the Partnership Agreement between Chile and the EU to his Chilean counterpart, and he recalled the interest in expanding Spanish investments in the country.

 

 

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