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Argentina and Chile Pledge their Commitment to Improving Common Infrastructure

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The foreign ministers of Argentina and Chile gathered at the Cristo Redentor border crossing system with a view to deepening the initiatives to improve infrastructure, logistics, and operations standards at all facilities.

Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on the results of the meeting, which was also attended by Argentina’s Minister of the Interior, Public Works, and Housing, Rogelio Frigerio; Chile’s Minister of the Interior and Public Security, Jorge Burgos Varela; and the Governor of the Province of Mendoza, Alfredo Cornejo.

Susana Malcorra, Argentina’s Foreign Minister, noted that “the aim of both parties is to achieve coordinated control of the border. To that end, we have established different working groups. We must bear in mind that we are not going to solve this overnight. We will have to make investments and unify procedures.”

The foreign ministers visited the Los Libertadores, Los Horcones, and Uspallata border checkpoints.

At the end of their visits, they met with technical teams to analyze the development of necessary improvements: facilitating border procedures, optimizing control procedures, and reducing waiting times for users.

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