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Chile–Estonia relations

Chile–Estonia relations
Map indicating locations of Chile and Estonia

Chile

Estonia

Chile–Estonia relations are foreign relations between Chile and Estonia. Chile re-recognized Estonia on August 28, 1991 and diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on September 27, 1991. Chile is represented in Estonia through its ambassador who resides in Helsinki (Finland) and through an honorary consulate in Tallinn. Estonia is represented in Chile through an honorary consulate in Santiago. The current Chilean ambassador to Estonia, Carlos Parra Merino, officially presented his credentials to the Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves in June 2007. Carlos Parra Merino resides in Helsinki.[1]

Treaties

  • An agreement on visa-free travel between Estonia and Chile came to force in 2 December 2000.[2][3][4]
  • The two countries also have in force a Memorandum on co-operation between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs.[2]
  • Agreements on cultural, tourism, and IT cooperation are being readied.[2]

Trade

Chile is among Estonia's most important foreign trade partners in South America.[5] In 2007, trade between Estonia and Chile was valued at 6.3 million EUR. Estonian exports included mainly machinery, mechanical equipment, and mineral fuels; Chile exports included mainly wine, fish, crustaceans and fruit. In 2004, 83% of Chile exports to Estonia, then totaling 2.4 million EUR, consisted of wine.[2] In 2008, Chilean wines held the highest share of Estonia's imported wine market, followed by Spanish wines.[6] Due to its climate being unsuitable for large-scale grape production, most wine sold in Estonia is imported.

Culture

In 2006, Estonia and Chile issued the joint Antarctic themed stamp series, designed by Ülle Marks and Jüri Kass, bearing images of the Emperor penguin and the minke whale.[7] The works of Chilean writers Isabel Allende, Pablo Neruda and José Donoso have been translated into Estonian.[2]

See also

External links

  • Chilean embassy in Helsinki (also accredited to Estonia)
  • Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs about relations with Chile
  • Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: direction of the Estonian honorary consulate in Santiago

References

  1. ^ "The Estonian President received credentials from the Ambassador of Chile".  
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estonia and Chile".  
  3. ^ Elektrooniline Riigi Teataja: Eesti Vabariigi valitsuse ja Tšiili Vabariigi valitsuse vaheline turistide viisakohustuse kaotamise kokkulepe
  4. ^ "Visa-free travel between Estonia, Chile comes into force".  
  5. ^ Estonian Cabinet of Ministers: Prime Minister spoke with the President of Chile about the common interests of both states
  6. ^ Ärileht 4 December 2008 15:21: Eesti tarbija eelistab Hispaania ja Tšiili veine
  7. ^ Õhtuleht Eesti ja Tšiili ühine postmark, 25-10-2006
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