Chile – Q&A – From the press briefing (19 November 2019)

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A: Do you think the agreement reached on 15 November in Chile is a step in the right direction?

A: France welcomes the signing of an agreement at the Chilean Parliament on 15 November between the country’s main political forces. This agreement opens the way, should the Chilean people so decide, to the drafting of a new Constitution, in keeping with the aspirations expressed in recent weeks by a large number of demonstrators as well as unions and social organizations.

France has taken note of President Sebastián Piñera’s commitment to cooperate in a transparent manner with international organizations and to punish any abuses committed by security forces. We hope this agreement will restore calm after four weeks of protests marked by violence and unrest.