Chile and United States
Press Release

US reaffirms economic commitment with Chile, seeks to strengthen its commercial relationship

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

PRESS RELEASE from APEC Chile 2019

September 10, 2019

(Please note that this is a machine translation)

When there are just over two months to go before the Leaders Summit, which will bring together in Santiago the top representatives of the 21 economies that make up the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC), ICARE, together with the Forum , organized on Tuesday the conference "Connecting people, building future", which was attended by representatives of the business world and authorities of Foreign Affairs and APEC.

In the instance, which was attended by the Undersecretary of International Trade of the United States, Gilbert Kaplan, it was discussed about the importance of hosting the Forum for Chile during this 2019 and belonging to this indispensable block for the global economic landscape. On the occasion, the US authority took advantage of reaffirming the United States commitment to Chile in its commercial relations.

“The United States and the International Trade Administration are committed to a stronger economic and commercial relationship with Chile. American companies already have a strong presence in Chile and are known for their innovative products and services, of high value and quality, in a wide range of sectors, ”he said.

For his part, the Under Secretary of International Economic Relations, Rodrigo Yáñez, stressed that APEC is “today is the engine of growth, concentrates the global economic dynamism and brings together the main leaders of the region. In a challenging scenario in terms of global economic uncertainty, APEC represents a space where you can discuss and discuss issues safely and work on the basis of consensus, which is tremendously relevant. ”

Finally, the Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Carolina Valdivia, said that “it is important that progress can be made, after consensus positions have been adopted. As a medium-sized country, link with other countries, find minimum denominators and from there go forward from the perspective of consensus. ”


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