Joint statement by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of Chile, Gabriel Boric

“We welcome the successful conclusion of the negotiations of the EU-Chile Advanced Framework Agreement.

We are proud to build on the close political and economic relationship that the EU and Chile have established, at a time when we are facing important global challenges and moving towards new models of sustainable growth and development.

Gabriel Boric, President of Chile

The benefits of our partnership have never been clearer. Having a modern and progressive platform to engage with the values we share and the challenges we face is fundamental.

The Advanced Framework Agreement marks the beginning of a new chapter in bilateral cooperation between the EU and Chile, with our common values at the centre. We share a strong commitment to human rights, sustainable trade, gender equality and the fight against climate change. This agreement represents an opportunity to deepen our cooperation for the benefit of all Chilean and EU citizens, businesses and other stakeholders.

We commend our negotiators and their teams, led by EU Executive Vice-President and Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis and High Representative and Vice-President Josep Borrell, as well as Chile’s Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola and Chile’s Under-Secretary for International Economic Affairs José Miguel Ahumada for their hard work.

We look forward to a continuing close cooperation and to a swift ratification of this new agreement.”