Secretary Clinton Meets With Chilean President Michelle Bachelet

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
March 3, 2010

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Today, Secretary Clinton met with President Michelle Bachelet in Santiago, Chile. Secretary Clinton said:

"President Bachelet, I first come with the great sympathy and support from President Obama and the people of the United States. This devastating earthquake has wrought so much damage across your country. The ferocity was 800 times greater than the earthquake that hit Haiti, and your leadership and the extraordinary efforts of your government and the people of Chile are responding with resilience and strength. And the United States is ready to respond to the request that the government of Chile has made so that we can provide not only solidarity, but specific supplies that are needed to help you recover from the earthquake.

"I was planning to be in Chile today anyway for a long-scheduled trip and I was so looking forward to meeting with President Bachelet who is a leader whom I admire greatly and consider a friend. And when I spoke with the president, I said, 'I will not come if it will interfere in any way.' And we changed the itinerary so that I could come and I brought with me 25 of these satellite phones. We have identified 62 as the highest priority for the government's request. I had 25 on my plane loaded on and I'm going to give this one to you, Madam President.

"And let me just add after consulting with the president and her ministers, we are sending eight water purification units. They are on their way. We have identified a mobile field hospital unit with surgical capabilities that is ready to go. We are working to fill the need for autonomous dialysis machines. We are ready to purchase and send electricity generators, medical supplies and are working to identify and send portable bridges so that some of the places that are remote that lost their bridges will be able to be reconnected to the country. People are working. That's a good sound.

"And finally, Madam President, after discussing the needs that Chile has, we will look to see if we can provide additional equipments from portable kitchens to helicopters to assist you in this massive rescue recovery effort that you are undertaking. And additionally, we will let the people of America, who are very anxious to help Chileans, know that they can contribute to the Chilean Red Cross; that they can contribute to the Caritas Chile and the ONEMI programs. We will get that information and give our press the specifics."Full TextRelated Entry: Ambassador Simons Provides Update on Earthquake in Chile

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Donald M.
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Virginia, USA
March 3, 2010

Donald M. in Virginia writes:

Our thoughts and prayers are with Chile over this shocking experience.

Godbless and looks like the State Department has well in hand.

palgye
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South Korea
March 3, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Dera to...

Is Chile where is unhappy in earthquake thinks with the calm judgment power, the damage control duration with the fact that with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet decisions which have the decisiveness which is bold will rehabilitate in brief period to be shorter the qualitative thing. Justly Secretary Hillary Clinton supports think with the rain which gets off in drought the same thing.

When the rehabilitation becomes accomplished accurately quickly, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet long-term centralization of powers (?)Thinks that is this possibility. Chile economic situations with harmony of economic main stream layer and population main stream layer the cooperation will become accomplished and think the thing which will develop more.

"Chile from this region the freedom of expression and democratic development are become accomplished are visible a high income disparity well with Gini's coefficient"

Is stabler and the case underground resources which is necessary to Chille the politics which is long-term, accomplishes a social stability and is upright and thinks the political leader which keeps the will which is powerful.

P.S
Where is Ambassador Bosworth? and Is the satellite telephone price expensive? The thing which is holding in the hand sees and to purchase wants… Will use falls does not know in where but,

palgye
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South Korea
March 3, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Dear to...

Xí Jìnpíng?

Xí Jìnpíng, is visible the interest where also the political man of the People's Republic of China is many in Chille earthquake rehabilitations?

Helping to the situation which is difficult with difficult and receiving and the work, forgetting thinks that is difficult. Knows like that and each other develops thinks a abilities and the thing which grows.

sorry.

palgye
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South Korea
March 6, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

When Chile is included in 13 nations(?). When with wide territory with consuming the scalpel mote trillion which depends so far will take charge of a production in low-end income and rises the mestizo and Indio participates to an economic activity, thinks the thing which will contribute with the contiguity nations together on a large scale in economic development of South America.

mestizo AND Indio, thinks the time where will grow with subject of economy.

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