Chilean president Sebastián Piñera will be travelling to the United States, Europe and Asia in the coming months with the purpose of boosting trade and investment, announced Wednesday Foreign Affairs minister Alfredo Moreno.
“Beginning September we will be travel wherever the future of the country is regarding investment and trade”, said Minister Moreno.
Piñera and a delegation of businesspeople will be first visiting United States and not only the United Nations in New York for the annual general assembly, but also California where Chile has strong technological interests under the Chile-California project. “We’re going to check very interesting advances in different companies based in California but which also have operations in Chile”.
During October the Chilean president will be making official visits to the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
“The European Community as a whole is our main commercial partner. We’ve already been in Spain during the multilateral summit in May and we are planning a specific visit to Spain and Italy but in 2011”, said Moreno.
In November Piñera will be travelling to Japan and China. “We want to make a special effort regarding investments. Chinese investments in Chile are very low given their potential and what we could expect. There’s no relation between China’s investments in other regions and the natural resources we have”.