A branch of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Argentine Republic has been established in Santiago de Chile, which is going to be the country’s first diplomatic mission in Chile. The solemn opening ceremony took place on 10 March 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine posted on Facebook on Monday, 112.ua reports.
A representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Mario Luis Silva, while opening the ceremony, emphasized that the establishment of the Ukrainian diplomatic mission is a significant step in the development of bilateral relations between Ukraine and Chile, as it is expected to provide a new impetus to cooperation in all areas.
In his turn, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Kyslytsya also said he believes the newly established Ukrainian institution will facilitate deeper cooperation between the countries.
“Considering the considerable reforms that are currently underway in both countries, we now have an extra tool for the intensification of our trade relations, increased investment and scientific and technological fields, where there are noticeable opportunities for deeper cooperation,” he said.
The Ukrainian official expressed gratitude to the Republic of Chile for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine amid the Russian aggression in the east of the country.
It should be noted, that the Republic of Chile currently remains being represented in Ukraine through its embassy in Moscow and an honorary consulate in Kyiv.