Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric. Photo: Google

XINHUA

The governments of Mexico and Chile agreed to form a strategic alliance to promote Latin America’s “common voice” on the world stage, the two countries announced Friday, Jan. 7.

According to a statement from Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretariat (SRE), once Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric takes office on March 11, the two governments will seek the support of other leftist governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to jointly tackle common challenges.

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard and Chilean President-elect Boric met in Chile’s capital of Santiago on Thursday as part of Ebrard’s visit prior to their participation in the 22nd Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday, Jan. 7.

Both sides agreed to regional cooperation to tackle the covid-19 pandemic is a priority among the common challenges Latin America faces, Ebrard said.

Boric said developing relations with all of Latin American countries, especially Mexico, will be a priority for his government.

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