The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Roberto Ampuero, will visit Brasilia on April 18, 2018. It will be his first international bilateral visit.
The visit of minister Ampuero is aimed at preparing the State Visit to Brazil of President Sebastián Piñera, to take place on April 27, 2018, and to discuss issues of the bilateral agenda.
Trade between the two countries totaled approximately 8.5 billion dollars in 2017 - a growth of about 22% over the previous year. The Bioceanic Corridor project, which will connect Porto Murtinho, in Mato Grosso do Sul State, to the ports in northern Chile, reflects the importance placed on the improvement of the infrastructure network to connect both countries. Brazil and Chile are parto f the process of rapprochement between Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance, an initiative aimed at deepening regional integration. The two countries have shared fundamental values (including the protection of human rights, democracy and the promotion of multilateralism) and adopt common positions in regional and multilateral forums. The broad bilateral agenda to be discussed by the two foreign ministers will also include cooperation in defense, science and technology, culture and the Antarctic.