Tuesday, 11 September 2012 19:59
Chilean government ends international tour in Canberra after APEC Summit.
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera ended his Pacific tour in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday with a call for more Australians to teach English in Chile.
“We have shown the Australian government Chile’s interest in having Australian teachers come to Chile to teach English to our children and young people,” Piñera said, adding that this would “advance the goal of making Chile a bilingual country.”
Piñera earlier made an appeal for more foreign investment
in Chile’s energy and water industries. The president said his concern for future Chilean governments, as the energy industry are crucial to Chile’s multi-billion dollar mining industries. The president said his goal was to do “whatever it takes” to ensure that a lack of energy does not become detrimental to the growth of Chile’s economy.
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