Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 19, 2010

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro will travel to Santiago, Chile April 19-20, 2010, to lead the U.S. delegation for the third session of the U.S.-Chile Political-Military Dialogue. Joining the delegation will be Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Security and Non-Proliferation Philip “Tony” Foley, as well as representatives from the Western Hemisphere Affairs Bureau and the Department of Defense.

The officials will hold talks with Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Alfonso Silva and other representatives from the Chilean government, building on the success of the previous dialogue, held in 2007 in Washington, D.C.

The U.S.-Chile Political-Military Dialogue focuses on a wide range of political-military issues, including shared strategic challenges in the region and continuing efforts to enhance partnerships in security cooperation, peacekeeping, nonproliferation and disarmament, counter-proliferation efforts, and nuclear security.

PRN: 2010/472