Chiles president announced the cancellation of the upcoming APEC summit and climate conference

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 Chiles president announced the cancellation of the upcoming APEC summit and climate conference


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Oct. 30, according to AFP, Chile announced that it would cancel the APEC leaders informal meeting and climate conference, which were scheduled to be held in Santiago in November and December, respectively.

Since the 14th of this month, Santiago, the capital of Chile, has witnessed a series of protests against the price hike of the bus system. President Pinera declared a state of emergency in Santiago in the early morning of the 19th, and the military imposed a curfew in Santiago on the same day.

Chiles foreign minister Teodoro Rivera said in an interview with the media on the 24th that it is expected that the informal meeting of leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to be held in Chile in mid November will be held as scheduled, and the Chilean government will take appropriate measures to ensure the success of the meeting. Rivera also said that Chiles Ministry of foreign affairs has communicated with APEC economies on the domestic situation, that there has been no change in the confirmation of attendance received by the conference, and that preparations for the conference are advancing.

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