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Chile, Colombia sign agreements to boost bilateral dialogues


13:41, August 17, 2011

SANTIAGO, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos signed agreements Tuesday to strengthen political, social, economic and cultural dialogues.

They also signed a nine-point declaration to boost cooperation between the two countries.

Pinera said the newly signed documents are part of the "strategic association" between Colombia and Chile.

Santos, who began his official visit to Chile on Tuesday, praised Chile's economic performance and said the two countries have long-standing cooperation.

The two presidents acknowledged the progress in trade relations and the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime. They also praised the signing of the memorandum of understanding on logistic and scientific activities in Antarctica.


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