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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-5

Table of Contents

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pp. 6-8

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1. Introduction

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pp. 1-2

Thank you very much, Mr Chairman. I am very pleased to be here at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Thank you very much for your kind invitation to our candidate, His Excellency President Michelle Bachelet. It is the first time in our history that we have elected a woman as President of the...

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2. The Challenge of Globalization

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One of the important things to understand when addressing Chile’s foreign policy within the context of Latin America, and especially in relation to Asia and the Asia-Pacific, is that, for us, globalization is an opportunity rather than a threat. This is not to ignore, of course, that there are threats, as we all know, related...

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3. The Objectives of Chilean Foreign Policy

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My second thought has a lot to do with our own recent history throughout the last 15 years, following the recovery of democracy and 17 years of a military government, which led to increasing isolation in the international community. It was very clear to us, once we had recovered democracy in 1989, following...

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4. Latin America and “Open Regionalism”

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My third point for discussion — very briefly, because I want to move towards Asia and the Asia-Pacific, and trade-related issues — is about Latin America. Of course, Latin America is in our immediate neighbourhood, the geographical and political unit to which we belong. We are a part of Latin America and...

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5. Five Dialogues

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In terms of our foreign policy, I would like to mention five dialogues taking place within the hemisphere. One dialogue refers to the Hispanic-American world. We have had this recent summit in Salamanca, Spain, a couple of months ago that was related to the cultural and historical roots we share: we belong with...

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6. The Asia-Pacific Basin

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My last point is related to Asia and the Asia-Pacific basin. We have discovered a new neighbourhood. Our natural neighbourhood is Latin America, of course, because we belong to Latin America. But, Asia, the Asia-Pacific basin, and what it represents in world economics and politics today is a very...

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pp. 31-32