Monday, May 29, 2023

High-level talks between the United Kingdom and Chile

The British Foreign Secretary launched the tour to strengthen ties with Latin America and the Caribbean.

The UK Foreign Secretary visited Chile as part of his Latin American tour, which included Jamaica, Colombia, Chile and Brazil.

This is the first visit by a Foreign Secretary to the Caribbean since 2017 and the first to South America since 2018, serving the UK foreign policy objective of reviving old friendships and building new ones beyond established alliances. is helping

Home to 660 million people and a combined GDP of over $5 trillion, Latin America is also a huge potential market for the UK.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alberto van Claveren, received the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, James Cleverly, with whom he led the second Chile-United Kingdom High-Level Dialogue at the level of Foreign Ministers.

The meeting between the foreign ministers, which takes place within the framework of the commemoration of 200 years of consular relations between the two countries, made it possible to review issues on the global and bilateral agenda based on community of principles and shared vision on democracy. , promoting human rights and peace, among others.

The dialogue discussed issues of climate change, energy transition, sustainable economic development, trade, investment in non-conventional energy, critical minerals for environmentally responsible industrial development, joint work in the United Nations Human Rights Council, and disarmament and non-proliferation.

Secretary Cleverly’s stay in Chile included meetings with youth, British business people and a tour of British investments in our country.

James Cleverly arrived in Jamaica on 18 May on the first leg of a four-nation tour focused on climate, democracy and relations between nations.

In Kingston, he announced £15 million of funding for a partnership to prevent violence and combat organized crime, as well as up to £7 million for climate finance, to support the island’s civil defence, and to combat flooding and coastal erosion. Announced to protect important sites against erosion.

He traveled to Colombia, Chile and Brazil to deliver a keynote address on future relations with this important region, 200 years after Great Britain established diplomatic relations with the independent Latin American republics.

Finally, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said: “This is a landmark year in the history of Britain’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.”

“While I look forward to celebrating our close friendship and family ties, I am also here to renew and enhance our ties in the years to come.”

“It is a partnership that will be marked and strengthened by our shared values ​​of freedom, democracy and concern for the state of our planet.”

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