President Gabriel Boric stressed during his visit to the United States and Canada that businessmen “understand” the constitutional process taking place in the country, and guaranteed that Chile is “safe and desirable to invest”.
The president, who arrived the day before in Los Angeles to participate in the Summit of the Americas after making an official trip to Ottawa, explained that “Different business leaders” told him they appreciated that “Chile has opted for more democracy in times of crisis”.
“The world’s businessmen understand that there is a need to change and that institutions have to be adapted to current times. And that is precisely, in my view, what the constitutional process sought,” Boric said after meeting with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
On Tuesday afternoon, the President will participate in a roundtable organized by the United States Chamber of Commerceto which leaders of different companies are invited and which is part of the parallel activities to the IX Summit of the Americas.
“We come to proclaim, with great joy, that it is possible to carry a democratic left projectwhich deeply respects human rights, which promotes inclusive growth and where no one is left behind,” the President underlined.
For his part, the Chilean Ambassador to the United States, Juan Gabriel Valdesindicated that “when I see that we would like to have a bigger room because businessmen do not fit in the room we haveI realize that there is a huge interest in knowing the positions of Chile”.
“When there have been changes in a country, the investor always tends to investigate more and be more certain, but that does not mean that there is mistrust, on the contrary, we have even seen reports in the North American press and major American businesses and banks, which have studied the Constitution and declared not to pose a major risk to foreign investors“, he added.