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Foreign Minister Ampuero attends Costa Rica's inauguration and holds a series of bilateral meetings

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Ampuero, attended today, on behalf of the President of the Republic, Sebastián Piñera, the Costa Rica's inauguration, in which Carlos Alvarado assumed the presidency of that country for the 2018-2022 period.

At the end of the ceremony, the Secretary of State wished the new president every success in his administration and reaffirmed Chile's commitment to working together with Costa Rica in the development of the region.

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Subsequently, the Chancellor held a meeting with the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of that country, Epsy Cambell, with whom he discussed the main aspects of the bilateral relationship and the new challenges of both countries, mainly in the area of cooperation. In this regard, the Minister undertook to continue to promote Chile's cooperation activities with Central America.

He also met with his Guatemalan counterpart, Erica Jovel Polanco. During the meeting, they discussed issues of common interest and the contributions that Chile and Mexico committed to making in the implementation of projects of interest and relevance to the countries of the Northern Triangle.

In both meetings, the Chilean Head of Diplomacy also reiterated the intention to advance in the modernization of the Free Trade Agreement that Chile has with Central America.

Minister Ampuero also held a bilateral meeting with the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Eduardo Ferrer, with whom he discussed the main aspects of the work of the judicial body of the Organization of American States.