Chile reaffirmed its willingness to increase trade with China. On October 1, 2018, Roberto Ampuero, the Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that his country would soon join the BRI.
The Silk route to Latin America
From 19 to 22 January 2018, the China-CELAC Forum took place in Santiago de Chile. Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi encouraged Latin American and Caribbean states to expand their trade with China.