This morning, Argentine President Mauricio Macri flew to Santiago, Chile, where he will be received by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. The two Heads of State plan to discuss potential trade agreements between Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance.

In addition to Bachelet, Macri will be received by Chile’s Argentine Ambassador Jose Octavio Bordón and the Chilean Chancellor Heraldo Muñoz. At Chile’s Former National Congress Building, he will meet the Deputy of the Chamber of Duties Fidel Espinoza (Socialist Party), the President of Senate Andrés Zaldívar (Christian Democrats), and several foreign committee members.

President Macri traveled to Chile with the new Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie, the Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne, the Transportation Minister Guillermo Dietrich, and the Energy Minister Juan José Aranguren, among others.

Here’s Macri’s agenda for the day.


  • 9:50 AM: Fly on the Tango 10 from the Buenos Aires Aeroparque Airport to Chile’s International Airport of Santiago, “Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez”
  • Visit Former National Congress Building, deposit a wreath on the monument of General Bernardo O’Higgin’s in Santiago’s City Plaza
  • Meet Bachelet in the Blue Room of the Palacio de la Moneda, discuss with committees in the Cabinet Room
  • Macri and Bachelet release joint statement to the press in the Patio de Las Camelias


  • Lunch
  • Meet with Bernardo Larrain Matte, owner of the Sociedad de Fomento Fabril (SoFoFa), the chamber of 2500 Chilean companies which generate 30 percent of Chile’s GDP
  • Meet with Chilean entrepreneurs to discuss the trade relations between the two nations