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Chile and United Kingdom sign letter of intent on Antarctic Cooperation

Monday, October 30th 2023

The Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Gloria de la Fuente, met today with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Americas and the Caribbean of the United Kingdom, David Rutley. After the meeting, they signed a letter of intent on Antarctic Cooperation for the period 2023-2028, in which both governments commit to continue strengthening cooperation in Antarctic matters, both at the bilateral level and within the Antarctic Treaty System.

In addition, during the audience, they discussed the main aspects of the bilateral relationship, which is going through an excellent moment, as demonstrated by the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, James Cleverly, to Chile in May of this year.

They also emphasized that Chile was the first country with which the United Kingdom negotiated an Association Agreement, an instrument that transfers the conditions of the Association Agreement between Chile and the European Union to a bilateral one, allowing the protection of national exporters that ship to the British market. In this regard, the Undersecretary said that Chile is committed to seeking new areas that will allow further deepening the trade relationship.