Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola described as “insignificant” the nuisance that occurred between President Gabriel Boric and the White House’s special envoy for the climate, Senator John Kerry, within the framework of the last Summit of the Americas held in the Californian city of Los Angeles, United States.
“We are going to be able to say more properly to developed countries, like the US, which is not present here, that they have a duty to make more efforts to protect our environment,” said President Boric, despite the fact that the United States he was being represented by Kerry himself, who was standing less than two meters away. “What the President wanted to say, beyond the lapse, is the responsibility that the world’s great economies have with respect to the greenhouse effect,” added the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “I think what happened to him is that he was talking about climate change and the responsibility of large economies with respect to climate change. I think the lapse has to do with the responsibility of large economies,” she added.
“This lapse was so insignificant that that same day in the afternoon Senator Kerry sought me out for a bilateral meeting to confirm the participation of the President, who has been invited next Friday to the forum of the G20 major economies, to talk about how to face the greenhouse effect, and there are only a few countries with smaller economies that are being invited, Chile is one, President Boric,” added the foreign minister on Canal 13’s Mesa Central.
In fact, he clarified that “on Friday the President had a bilateral meeting with Senator Kerry where he invited President Boric to work together on how to combat the greenhouse effect and Chile’s leadership.”