Chilean President Visits Jamaica

President of Chile Dr. Michelle Bachelet was in Jamaica for a short official working visit on June 9th 2006. Dr. Bachelet and various ministers of her own parliament met and many issues with representatives of the Jamaican government, and the leader of the opposition.

Talks and agreements signed with the Portia Simpson Miller led Jamaican government focused on topics relating to education assistance, agricultural development, Tourism, energy, trade, a Democratic Haiti as well as other topics important to developing countries.

Dr. Michelle Bachelet shares the distinction with Jamaica’s own Rt Hon. Portia Simpson Miller of being the first female leaders of their respected countries and has been quoted saying that they consider themselves sisters who will extend a helping had to to each other in times of hardship.

Chile is a developing South American country of over 16 million people, it stretches over 4,630 kilometres (2,880 mi) north to south, but only 430 kilometres (265 mi) at its widest point east to west.

Dr. Michelle Bachelet next stop on here regional working visit will be in the Republic of Haiti.