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Presidents of Brazil and Chile Meet with ECLAC’s Executive Secretary

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27 February 2016|Press Release

Dilma Rousseff and Michelle Bachelet visited the headquarters of the United Nations regional organization.


ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena (left), along with the Presidents of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and Chile, Michelle Bachelet.
A Secretária-Executiva da CEPAL, Alicia Bárcena, com as Presidentas do Brasil, Dilma Rousseff, e do Chile, Michelle Bachelet.
Foto: Carlos Vera/CEPAL.

The Presidents of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and Chile, Michelle Bachelet, visited today the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, where they met with Alicia Bárcena, the organization’s Executive Secretary.

During their visit, of a private nature, Rousseff and Bachelet held a meeting with the regional organization’s most senior representative in which they discussed the challenges of economic, social and environmental development in the region. Afterwards, Brazil’s President participated in a conversation with officials from ECLAC.

During this dialogue, Alicia Bárcena was joined by ECLAC’s Deputy Executive Secretary, Antonio Prado, and the regional organization’s directors responsible for the areas of economic development; social development; sustainable development; production, productivity and management; international trade; statistics; demographics; gender affairs; and planning.

The Brazilian President was accompanied by that country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mauro Vieira; the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Armando Monteiro; the Brazilian Presidency’s Special Advisor for International Affairs, Marco Aurelio Garcia; and the Brazilian Ambassador to Chile, Georges Lamazière. The gathering was also attended by the Chilean Ambassador to Brazil, Jaime Gazmuri.

Dilma Rousseff’s visit to ECLAC’s headquarters took place in the framework of her state visit to Chile, on February 26-27.