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Sir Alan Duncan opens seventh annual Chile Day in London

Chile Day's objective include strengthening ties between the City of London and representatives from Chilean capital markets

Sir Alan Duncan
Sir Alan Duncan speaking at Chile Day 2017

Minister of State for the Americas, the Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP, opened the Chile Day event on Thursday with a speech that highlighted the strong UK-Chile relationship.

Chile Day is an event that promotes the Chilean financial market to a UK audience. It aims to strengthen ties between the representatives of Chilean capital markets and the City of London, and to showcase Chile as an investment destination and platform for funds across Latin America.

Sir Alan said:

I am delighted to be taking part in another successful Chile Day in London. The UK and Chile are linked by close historical ties and common values. We share a strong belief in the importance of free trade and globalisation, and the UK is an active observer at meetings of the Pacific Alliance of which Chile is a founding member.

Chile is a valued international partner, and we work together on a range of global challenges, including issues such as women’s and LGBT rights, education and peace-keeping. Each year, Chile Day offers an opportunity for us to strengthen and deepen our relationship with Chile not just in trade, but in other areas such as science, innovation and good governance.

Notes for Editors:

  • Chile Day is a collaboration between the Ministry of Finance for the Government of Chile, the British Embassy, the Embassy of Chile in London, InBest Chile and Pro Chile (the export promotion bureau of Chile).

  • The Chile Day delegation was led by the Chilean Minister of Finance and the Chairman of the Chilean Central Bank, who was accompanied by around 400 top investors and businessmen.

  • You can find out more about Chile Day here.

  • You can read Sir Alan Duncan’s full Chile Day speech here.

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Published 29 June 2017
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