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Chilean president to spend most October and November overseas

Thursday, August 12th 2010 - 04:58 UTC
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Piñera plans to boost trade and investment Piñera plans to boost trade and investment

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”.

Categories: Politics, Latin America.

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  • harrier61

    DO NOT TRAVEL TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. You are not wanted in the UK until you have disassociated yourselves from your bandit neighbour!

    Aug 12th, 2010 - 12:44 pm 0
  • Islander1

    There is an old saying-something like-“friends you choose-neighbours you have to put up with”. He has a difficult line to follow to remain on reasonable terms with a large neighbour. A Chilean Embassy person in Buenos Aires once remarked to a British colleague-“You are so lucky to only have ONE problem with Argentina”!!

    Aug 12th, 2010 - 02:34 pm 0
  • harrier61

    As far as I can make out Argentina is quite happy to interfere in the affairs of Chile and Uruguay. These countries need to develop some cojones. Let us not forget that, at one time, Argentina and Uruguay were one country ruled by Buenos Aires. When will they want their “lost” territory back? And I'm sure they can make up some reason for claiming Chile. They make up everything else!!

    Aug 12th, 2010 - 04:55 pm 0
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