Lima, 28 October 2023 (TDI): Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alberto van Klaveren, and Minister of Defense, Maya Fernández, participated in the eighth session of the Permanent Committee for Political Consultation.

And coordination between Chile and Peru, commonly referred to as 2+2, alongside their Peruvian counterparts, Ana Cecilia Gervasi and Jorge Chávez.

During the meeting, the Chilean Foreign Minister highlighted that both countries share a border that unites them rather than divides them and drives them toward cooperation in areas of interest, including foreign policy and defense.

Which are key public policies for the two states’ relationship.

Furthermore, Minister Klaveren mentioned that the comprehensive agenda highlights the collaborative approach taken by both countries in addressing shared challenges.

Both countries maintain an open dialogue on political issues, as evident from the numerous commitments established during the Binational Cabinet, all based on a common perspective regarding regional and global events.

During the meeting, the Chilean Defense Minister emphasized the significance of the meeting in tackling strategic concerns and shared interests between Peru and Chile.

She also noted that the gathering provided a chance to collaboratively assess the challenges confronting both nations and explore ways to enhance their relationship.

Throughout the meeting, the foreign ministers addressed regional and global issues that are of common interest. Concerning the regional context, they underlined the Brasilia Consensus as a promising platform for revitalizing South American integration.

Additionally, they deliberated on the ongoing normalization process within the Pacific Alliance.

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Moreover, on global issues, they conveyed their apprehension regarding the Middle East situation.

During this meeting, Peru expressed gratitude to Chile for its assistance in evacuating a group of Peruvian citizens from the conflict area. Additionally, representatives of both countries denounced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Lastly, on defense matters, both parties deliberated on topics such as risk mitigation and humanitarian aid collaboration between their countries.

They also talked about their joint efforts in United Nations peacekeeping missions, advancements in the women, peace, and security agenda, and measures related to border security.