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II Meeting of Political Consultations between Chile and Kazakhstan

Thursday, 5 September, 2019
This Thursday, September 5, the II Meeting of Political Consultations between Chile and Kazakhstan was held in Nur-Sultan (ex Astana). The Chilean delegation was headed by the General Secretary of Foreign Policy, Ambassador Patricio Torres, while the Kazakh delegation was headed by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yerzhan Ashikbayev. The Ambassador of Chile in Kazakhstan, Rodrigo Nieto, the European Director of the Undersecretary of International Economic Relations, Cristián Toloza and the TS Javiera Herrera, participated in the meeting too.
 
During the session, the shared interest in deepening the bilateral relationship in various areas such as trade, investment, mining and energy was highlighted. With this objective in mind, the formal establishment of a Trade Dialogue between Chile and Kazakhstan was proposed.
 
Both sides agreed on the importance of strengthening the relationship between Chile and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAU), comprising Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, within the framework of the Work Programme adopted with the Commission.
 
On the other hand, the role that each of these countries is playing in the integration processes being promoted both in Latin America and Central Asia, was discussed.
 
At the multilateral level, Chile presented the objectives set for the COP25 summit and reiterated the invitation to the Kazakh authorities to participate at the highest level.
 
Likewise, the recent acceptance of Kazakhstan as an Observer State of the Pacific Alliance and the possibilities of cooperation with the bloc, whose Pro Tempore Presidency Chile holds, were highlighted.
 
Finally, an assessment of the state of progress of the bilateral agreements under negotiation and the opportunities for future cooperation in the economic, consular and cultural spheres, was made.