Chile and the U.S. sign agreements in the areas of education and scientific cooperation

During the visit of President Barack Obama to Chile, which culminated on Monday March 21, was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the signing ceremony of agreements signed by Chile and the United States. In the occasion, the Chilean foreign minister, Alfredo Moreno, said that both countries need to develop not only an orderly management of the economy, but also “to seek the technology and science, that allow us to have products of higher added value to compete at another level”.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alfredo Moreno, along with the U.S. Ambassador in Chile, Alejandro D. Wolff, led the signing ceremony of agreements signed by Chile and the United States within the framework of the visit of President Barack Obama to Chile, which took place on Monday 21 March.

The agreements were signed by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Alfredo Moreno; Education, Joaquin Lavin; Energy and Mining, Laurence Golborne; and Environment, Maria Ignacia Benítez. To the occasion attended the President of CONICYT, José Miguel Aguilera, and the Director of the Department of International Relations of CONICYT, Maria Teresa Ramirez.

“Our countries need to develop, as stated by the President Piñera on several occasions, not only an orderly management of the economy and its opening, but also to seek to have the technology and science, that allow us to have more products with added value to compete at another level” explained the Foreign Affairs Minister of Chile, Alfredo Moreno.

Meanwhile, the President of CONICYT, José Miguel Aguilera, said that “today is a good day for science in Chile, since the signing of these agreements enables us to link up with major research centers in the United States, but also give us the opportunity to demonstrate high levels of excellence of science in our country”.



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