Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero assured that “no leak will define the relationship between two brother governments” such as Argentina and Chile and stressed the affinity that exists between the two countries “regarding the needs of both peoples.”
In this way, the head of Argentine diplomacy expressed himself after an audio recording of his Chilean counterpart, Antonia Urrejola, came to lightwhile having a reserved conversation with some of his collaborators.
“No leak is going to define the relationship between two brother governments. We have been working permanently on integration on everything with the Chilean government of Gabriel Boricwith whom we have an affinity regarding the needs of our peoples,” said Cafiero in an official statement.
“No leak will define the relationship between two sister governments. We have been working permanently on integration, especially with the Chilean government of Gabriel Boric, with whom we have an affinity regarding the needs of our peoples”
The disseminated leak refers to a private meeting of the Chilean foreign minister, in which she is heard analyzing together with some of her collaborators what response should be given to the statements of the Argentine ambassador Rafael Bielsa.
The Argentine representative had criticized the decision of the Gabriel Boric government to cancel the Dominga mining project, which was shared by both nations.
“This venture was one of the alternatives that the international passage of Agua Negra was going to have as a port. It would be great for us if they warned us, nothing more than that. As it has an impact on bilateral relations, we wanted you to be informed”, Bielsa had expressed at a meeting in the Foreign Relations Commission of the Chilean Senate.
Within this framework, Cafiero assured that although Argentina has “a huge border with Chile,” this should not be “a barrier that divides, but rather an opportunity to connect” the two countries.
“That is why we continue advancing in the projects of energy integration, fiber optics and also the permanent relationship regarding the issues that have to do with the challenge that the world faces today and where these two countries have a lot to give,” he explained.
The head of the Palacio San Martín considered that “when we think about the possibilities we have at this time where international supply chains have been put into crisis and we begin to think of regional production chains where value is added, there we see great possibilities”.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs in Chile Urrejola shared on her social networks a photo of the meeting she had with her Argentine counterpart during the VII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) that took place in Buenos Aires.
“We continue working in favor of our intense bilateral agenda,” they stressed from the Chilean Foreign Ministry.
In #CELACArgentina2022the Minister of Foreign Affairs, @UrrejolaRREEheld a meeting with his counterpart from Argentina, @SantiagoCafiero. We continue working in favor of our intense bilateral agenda. 🇨🇱🤝🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/RhINsIfJhN
— Chile Foreign Ministry 🇨🇱 (@Minrel_Chile) January 24, 2023