The Head of State had an intense agenda with formal activities, with businessmen and with the Chilean community residing in the North American country.
Early in the morning, the agenda of the President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric Font, began in the city of Ottawa, Canada.
The President held a series of meetings and activities after being received at the international airport of this city by the Chilean Ambassador, Raúl Fernández, the Canadian Protocol Director, Stewart Wheeler; and a delegation that included Treasury Board Minister-President Mona Fortier, Parliamentarian Soraya Martínez and Michael Gort, Canadian Ambassador to Chile.
The Head of State went to the office of the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, with whom he held a formal meeting where they discussed various topics of interest, such as climate change, respect for the rights of human and public safety issues.
“It is very important for me, for Chile, that the presence of strong and young voices be heard on the international agenda. It’s not just diplomacy or protocol, we have many challenges within our differences. The world is changing very quickly and needs the commitment of Canada and Chile,” said the President of the Republic.
Health ! Continuing to strengthen the relationship between our two countries, working together for the benefit of Canadians and Chileans, and delivering results as progressive partners. Thank you my friend. 🇨🇦🇨🇱 pic.twitter.com/nWS5igwp1R
—Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 7, 2022
The two authorities then participated in the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, a document signed by the Minister of Foreign Ministers Antonia Urrejola and the Canadian Minister for Women, Marci Ien.
In his joint statement, the President said that he hopes, with the Canadian premiere, to continue to move forward on issues such as arms control and that issues such as “the fight against the climate crisis that we have caused, the inclusive growth, unrestricted respect for human rights are also contagious for other countries in the region and this is what we will say together as partners and friends at the Summit of the Americas”.
After that, the President of the Republic held a working lunch with business leaders from the North American country in Chile, a meeting organized by the Canadian Council for the Americas, where he said he was open “to take risks in innovation and we want our government to give investors certainty that the rules will be clear.
Together and together let’s move forward in the defense of our environment! President @gabrielboric completed his working visit to Canada with the Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau and high school students at an environmental conference. Thanks Canada! See you soon 🇨🇦🤝🏽🇨🇱 pic.twitter.com/pKgLaUaqMW
– Presidency of Chile (@Presidencia_cl) June 7, 2022
Meeting with the Chilean community residing in Canada
After lunch, the Head of State took part in a meeting with part of the Chilean community residing in Canada, where Carmen Gloria Quintana, victim of the Quemados affair, was present.
In addition, he shared with students from the Canadian Museum of Nature, a joint lecture with Trudeau on the environment. The two authorities ended the day with a casual dinner at the famous Flora Jall brasserie and restaurant.
Working lunch with CEOs of Canadian companies in Chile
The President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric Font, participated in a working lunch with the CEOs of Canadian companies operating in Chile. The activity was organized by the Canadian Council for the Americas.
During his address, the President assured that “in our country, we are committed to providing clear, transparent and reliable investment rules, as we have done consistently over the past decades. And I want us to improve on that.” To achieve this, he added that “we actively coordinate our industrial policy, so that the programs, incentives, requirements and framework provided by the State align with the countries partners like Canada and the needs of investors”.
Statements by President Gabriel Boric after the working lunch with CEOs of Canadian companies in Chile, hosted by the Canadian Council for the Americas. https://t.co/d1otDpocsy
– Presidency of Chile (@Presidencia_cl) June 6, 2022
President Boric also highlighted the role of Canadian investors in Chile. “Canadian investors have an important role to play in implementing new technologies and innovations that ensure the continuity of long-term resource availability and a collaborative relationship with communities,” he said.