Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

Brussels, 5 September 2022

Chile held a historic plebiscite on Sunday, when the Chilean people turned out peacefully in massive numbers and ultimately chose by a clear and large majority not to approve the proposed text of the new constitution.

The EU takes note of the commitment expressed by President Boric and across the political spectrum on the need to pursue the constitutional process, in keeping with the desire of the Chilean people for a new constitutional settlement that gathers the support of a wide majority of citizens.

The EU intends to continue strengthening its relationship with Chile, based on our long-standing partnership and on our shared values and interests and stands ready to share its experience of building more inclusive and more prosperous democratic societies.

In addition, the EU reiterates its willingness to conclude the modernisation of the EU-Chile Association Agreement, which will pave the way for the further deepening of our extensive cooperation in areas such as multilateralism, democracy, human rights, gender equality and climate action, inclusive and sustainable development and new trade opportunities.

Source – EEAS

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