The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz, accompanied President Michelle Bachelet during her Official Visit to the Republic of Barbados, in the second stage of her Centre American and Caribbean Tour.
First thing this morning, he attended, alongside the Head of State, an audience with the Governor General of Barbados, Philip Greaves, after which they went to Ilario Court, where they met with the Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, and then proceeded to have an extended meeting with the rest of the delegation
Later, they visited CDEMA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency), intergovernmental agency to manage the disasters of the CARICOM (Caribbean Community), whose coordination unit is in Barbados. This visit proves the close relation of technical cooperation that Chile has with said agencies in subjects related to climate change and environment, and has the objective of emphasising the commitment that Chile has with the small insular countries, within the framework of the Paris Agreement and the Agenda for Sustainable Development.
During her time in that agency, the President, alongside with the Chancellor, and the delegation, met with beneficiaries of the Chilean cooperation both in Barbados and other Caribbean countries.
The main objective of President Bachelet's Official Visit to Barbados was to strengthen the bilateral relation and reinforce the priority status that Latin American and the Caribbean has for Chilean foreign policy. Acknowledging, as well, the highest degree of commitment with the Anglophone Caribbean.