President Rodríguez Zapatero highlights Chilean economy
March 8, 2011The President, Sebastián Piñera, was praised by his Spanish counterpart who highlighted his leading role in the economy. The Head of State emphasized the bet for "a new big leap" in 2011.
The Spanish Head of State, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, highlighted this Tuesday, Chile's economic growth and the role played by the government of President Sebastián Piñera who had a meeting with him in The Moncloa Palace in Madrid.
During the press conference they held together after the meeting, the host leader pointed out that "Chile is an economic growth model; it is showing figures of economic growth and it is leading in the OECD sphere".
"This economic growth and reform policy that President Piñera is leading will be successful ahead of the big challenge, that at the same time is Chile's main goal: to reduce inequalities", he added.
Also, President Piñera, said that his government will continue to work to take "a new big leap forward" in 2011 regarding the reconstruction projects after the earthquake in 2010, as well as in regards to economic growth, creating jobs and fighting against crime.
"We must have the unity needed to build a road that will allow us to confront the important task of making Chile a developed country without poverty, to integrate in the society more social and economic conditions for minorities and the most vulnerable sectors in the society", he explained.
He emphasized that even though there was a catastrophe on the 27th of February 2010, Chile managed to grow 6% last year and is ranked first in economic growth of all the countries belonging to the OECD. He considers that "this is a great accomplishment".
However, he said that his call to all Chileans was to "remain vigilant and not to rest on the laurels" pointing out that "there is still a long way to go".