Falklands’ Governor Nigel Haywood said UK relations with Chile go back over 200 years and it was “natural to have a strong relationship with a good neighbour”, reports the latest edition of Penguin News.
Speaking at a recent reception hosted at the Governor’s residence for the Chilean 300-member community in the Falklands Mr Haywood said “Chileans played an important part in the Falklands social and economic life”.
He added “it was wonderful for example to see players from Chilean backgrounds representing the Falklands at the recent international Islands Games” in the Isle of Man
“The historic links between the UK and Chile go back over 200 years to the time of the Chile’s independence” affirmed Governor Haywood who underlined that “it was natural to have a strong relationship with a good neighbour”.
“We particularly value the links we have developed with Punta Arenas, which provides us with important air and shipping links” said the Falklands’ governor.
“The value placed on our relationship with Chile was seen very clearly in the money that was raised by (Chilean Falklands’ resident) Celia to help Lolol after the earthquake”. (PN)