Chile – Brazil – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian (25-30 July 2019)


Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will be in Chile from July 25-27 and in Brazil from July 27-30.

  • In Chile, the minister will be received by Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and will meet with his counterpart, Teodoro Ribera. He will also meet with COP25 president Carolina Schmidt. These meetings will provide opportunities to continue the political dialogue initiated with Chile during President Piñera’s visit to France in October 2018. The minister and his interlocutors will underscore our two countries’ determination to commit together to action on the climate ahead of the G7 summit in Biarritz, which will be attended by President Piñera, and of the COP25, which will be held in Santiago on December 2-13. Finally, Mr. Le Drian will review the implementation of the joint roadmap, notably with regard to growing economic ties between France and Chile.
  • In Brazil, the minister will be received by his counterpart, Ernesto Araujo.

With his interlocutors, the minister will discuss the implementation of the strategic partnership between our two countries, as well as the expansion of trade, university exchanges, and defense-related exchanges. Our demands ahead of the conclusion of the agreement between the EU and Mercosur, and environmental issues ahead of the COP25 in Santiago, will also be on the agenda.

During his visit, the minister will travel to Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. He will also visit the naval base of Itaguaí, a major bilateral cooperation project between our two countries.

Mr. Le Drian will have the opportunity to meet with numerous representatives of Brazil’s federal states, civil society and its economic community to discuss our perception of various challenges in French-Brazilian relations.