President Obama emphasizes Chile as a "role-model to the world"
March 22, 2011The American Head of State praised his Chilean counterpart, stating that "he is working in several important matters, such as, the protection of democracy, the protection of human rights and a transparent government".
The United States President, Barack Obama, emphasized that "the Chilean experience, and more particularly its successful democratic transition and its sustained economic growth, is a role-model for the region and the world".
"Chile is a country that is getting more connected worldwide, consolidating itself as an ally capable of facing the challenges that affect the lives of people in all Latin America and the world".
Also, President Obama had time to praise the Chilean Head of State. "The Chilean Government, under the skilled leadership of President Piņera, is working in several important matters, such as the improvement on the response capacity in front of the disasters of the continent, the protection of democracy, the protection of human rights and a transparent government".
"Chile is also becoming a global leader in clean technologies in the energy sector. Also Chile is a close ally for the United States both in the bilateral aspects in the region and in international forums as well as in the APEC", he added.
In the same manner, Obama emphasized the events that occurred in the country after the cataclysm of February 2010. "Since that terrible earthquake last year, the impressive recovery of the country and its strong economic growth have emphasized the national spirit making Chile?s success possible, including the rescue of the miners. Among its successes, Chile has a vibrant democracy, an open economy and an active civil society".
In this sense, the Ruler maintained that "while seeing the people reconstruct their communities after the earthquake and watching the miners persevere in unimaginable circumstances, we learned something from the Chilean spirit".