Bilateral with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera

Ottawa, Ontario
13 April 2010

Prime Minister  Harper met with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera

This was the  first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders.

Prime  Minister Harper and President Piñera discussed a wide range of issues,  including a robust approach to our common values such as democracy, human  rights and the rule of law.

Prime Minister Harper reiterated  that Canada is willing to further assist Chile following the recent earthquake.

The two leaders also discussed the state of the  economy in our respective countries.

Prime Minister Harper reiterated the priority that Canada places on the Americas while highlighting  the positive and forward-looking relationship between Canada and Chile. 

Both leaders agreed that the Free Trade Agreement between our  two countries has been mutually beneficial to our economies.