Foreign Minister accompanied President Piñera in bilateral meetings and Summit of the Americas
The Foreign Affairs Minister, Roberto Ampuero, held an intense agenda during the final day of the VIII Summit of the Americas, held in Lima, Peru, while accompanying the President of the Republic, Sebastián Piñera.
The agenda of the delegation led by the President included attending the Plenary Session of the Summit and bilateral meetings with the Presidents of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos; of Brazil, Michel Temer; of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse; the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness; and with the Vice-President of the United States, Mike Pence, who thanked Chile for its efforts in favour of Venezuelan democracy.
The Head of State also attended the meeting of the Presidents of the Pacific Alliance countries with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
He also held a meeting with U.S. congressmen who are members of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. At the meeting, they discussed the main aspects of the bilateral relationship and discussed issues of common interest to Latin America. The U.S. legislators who met with the Secretary of State were Paul Cook, Gregory Meeks, Ann Wagner, Norma Torres, Dave Reichert, Alan Lowenthal, Bradley Byrne, Pete Aguilar and Carlos Curbelo.
In addition, Minister Ampuero referred to the situation in Syria. In a statement to the press, he said that "Chile condemns the use of chemical weapons" and affirmed that "it is essential that an in-depth investigation be carried out, that a mechanism be created to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria and to prevent the recurrence of tragic situations such as this one". Finally, he stated that it is very important for Chile that there is no escalation. "We call, in this sense, for sanity, for wisdom, to prevent a worsening of this already disturbing situation".