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India, Chile hold First Joint Commission Meeting; Chile to Open Consulate General in Mumbai

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First India-Chile Joint Commission MeetingOn 16th October, 2020 India, Chile held their First Joint Commission Meeting virtually. This is the first institutionalized dialogue between two countries at the level of Foreign Ministers. 

Co-Chairs:

The meeting was co-chaired by S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister (EAM), India and Andres Allamand Zavala, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Chile. 

Key Points:

i.Both sides agreed to increase momentum to their relations in fields of Trade and Commerce, Agriculture, health and Social Security, Defence and Space, Energy, Mining, Culture & Education, Disaster Management and Cooperation in Antarctica

ii.Chile designated India as a Priority Country in its Foreign Policy

iii.The Two countries exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interests in the context of COVID-19. 

iv.The two sides agreed to coordinate closely on International Forums based on convergence of views in regional and global issues.

Consulate General in Mumbai:

Chile will open a Consulate General in Mumbai

Recent Related News:

i.On 15th July 2020, the 15th summit between India and the European Union (EU) was held virtually where India was represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the EU was represented by Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.

About Chile:
President – Sebastian Pinera 
Capital – Santiago
Currency – Peso (CLP)