Chilean President coming to India on March 16 to firm up ties

by Dave


The Hindu : National

Michelle Bachelet, the first woman President of Chile, will arrive here on Monday on a five-day visit. She is expected to be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including the Ministers of Agriculture and Women Empowerment and a business delegation.

“India and Chile have enjoyed fruitful relations since the early days of Independence. It comes to mind the fact that according to our records the only country from South America present at the ceremony of Independence in 1947 was Chile,” noted the Ambassador of Chile in India, Alfonso Silva Navarro.

“[The year] 2008 was auspicious enough to have witnessed the State visit of Ms. Pratibha Patil to Chile, marking a new high in bilateral relations. On the occasion, new understandings were reached in areas such as civil aviation, Antarctica cooperation, science and technology, agriculture and energy, thus deepening the scope of cooperation in these fields,” he added.

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