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Friday, December 12th 2014 - 10:33 UTC

UK and Chile collaboration in the use of advanced satellite-generated data

Mark Hampson, Chief Innovation Officer of Catapult, and Juan Pablo Gómez, Executive Director of CIREN.

The UK Satellite Applications Catapult Center, a British centre of innovation in the end use of satellite-generated data, had a very successful visit to Chile 26 November - 4 December. The Catapult delegation was made up of Mark Hampson, Chief Innovation Officer, David Livingstone, subject matter expert, Simon Agass, Senior Earth Observation Specialist and Wyn Cudlip, consultant.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 21:48 UTC

HMS Dragon confirms “commitment to UK/Chile defense relationship”

Ambassador Fiona Clouder with First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, and UK's Defence Attaché, Coronel Angus MacLeod.

The UK showed its commitment to the UK/Chile defense relationship by sending a Royal Naval ship and the First Sea Lord to Exponaval 2014. The Type 45 Destroyer, HMS Dragon, made its first visit to Chile since commissioning and this was an opportune time for both navies to discuss their future modernization plans and acknowledge the important historic and enduring links between the two Services.

Tuesday, December 9th 2014 - 07:18 UTC

Chile plans to build a new icebreaker and has earmarked an initial 150 million

Chile's current icebreaker “Almirante Oscar Viel” is coming to the end of its service life. Built in 1969 it belonged to the Canadian Navy

Chile is planning a strong expansion of its Antarctic and maritime support vessels as well as a major repair yard, according to a recent pledge by President Michelle Bachelet during the opening of the Exponaval and Trans-Port exhibitions in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar.

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Lagarde wishes to continue improving relations with Argentina

“I think our relationship has gotten better, and I want to continue improving it,” Lagarde told reporters in Chile

The head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde said she wishes to “continue improving” the relationship between the IMF and Argentina, while at the same time focusing on the necessities of the region's third largest economy which is not growing as fast as it should.

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 04:15 UTC

Chile consulted Argentina before allowing HMS Dragon to dock in Valparaiso

Through defense and foreign ministries, the HMS Dragon issue was discussed with Argentina, said Chilean defense minister Jorge Burgos

Chilean foreign minister Jorge Burgos revealed this week that the presence of HMS Dragon in Valparaiso was authorized after having consulted with Argentina, and underlined that Chile strictly abides with what was agreed regarding the passage of British vessels through Chilean waters.

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 23:56 UTC

UK ambassador underscores shared values and qualities of Royal and Chilean navies

Ambassador Clouder addressing guests at the reception on HMS Dragon

UK ambassador in Chile Fiona Clouder underlined the values and qualities of the Royal Navy and Chilean Navy during a reception on HMS Dragon, which called at Valparaíso for the week long Exponaval 2014, considered the most important naval, maritime and ports' exhibition in the southern hemisphere.

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

HMS Dragon in Chile; Argentine media recalls Mercosur ban on RN vessels

 The Type 45 destroyer is one of the most modern vessels of the Royal Navy and is currently on South Atlantic deployment

Argentine media is reporting that HMS Dragon, Type 45 destroyer and one of the most modern vessels in the Royal Navy is currently in Valparaiso, Chile attending the Exponaval 2014, one of the main naval and maritime exhibition events in the Southern hemisphere.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 22:31 UTC

Chile holds first Mayors climate change forum with UK support

Chilean mayors participating at the Forum together with former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos.

Chile's first Mayors Climate Change Forum, a local government-led initiative focused on cities, local territories and climate change took place in late November with the support of the British Embassy in Santiago.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 08:15 UTC

Falklands' patrol vessels support, allegedly from Brazil and Chile, trigger debate in Argentina

A recent foreign policy book from Di Tella's number two, Andres Cisneros has brought up the issue

Argentine opposition lawmakers expressed concern about alleged logistic support from Brazil and Chile to British warships and other auxiliary vessels in the South Atlantic and demanded the government of president Cristina Fernández report to Congress on the matter.

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 05:42 UTC

First Sea Lord and Royal New Zealand Navy chief at Chilean maritime Expo

The ExpoNaval in Viña del Mar has 140 exhibitors from the naval and maritime industries and representatives from 80 countries

Beginning on Tuesday and until Friday the Chilean port of Viña del Mar will host the ninth edition of the very successful ExpoNaval, which besides its emphasis on naval defense, for the fourth time running will be combined with a maritime and port exhibition: Trans-Port 2014.

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