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Chilean president Boric meets with European leaders during visit

Chile’s president started a Europe trip on July 12. He already took part in events in Spain. On the sidelines of the summit on July 17-18, he is set to meet his counterparts from various European countries.

President Gabriel Boric is attending the two-day summit of the EU and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States in Brussels.

On the sidelines of the event, Boric is scheduled to meet his counterparts from Belgium, Finland, Austria, Denmark, and Inter-American Development Bank head Ilan Goldfajn. On Sunday, he met Wallonia’s socialist minister-president Elio Di Rupo.

The first stop of his Europe trip was Madrid, where on July 14, Boric met with Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

On July 15, Boric participated in an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Chile’s coup d’état. Other participants included Spain’s former Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, musician Joan Manuel Serrat, Nicaraguan novelist Gioconda Belli and judge Baltasar Garzón, who received accolades from Boric for his role in the detention of Augusto Pinochet in 1998 in London, Radio Bío Bío reported.

Boric’s trip started on July 12. He is accompanied by Foreign Minister Alberto van Klaveren, Science Minister Aisén Etcheverry, Energy Minister Diego Pardow, and Economy Minister Nicolás Grau.

The trip is part of efforts to strengthen ties with Europe and promote foreign investment and the lithium sector. Boric will return on July 21.

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