Piñera: “Chile doesn’t have a disproportionate spending in the defense area”
Chile, July 31, 2011
Today, the Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, responded to the Peruvian Foreign Minister who had considered “disproportionate” the public investment in the defense area of the neighboring country.
Thus, the president said that “Chile is not in any arms race, nor has a disproportionate spending on defense area. We have the needed investment to comply with a country that is peace-loving, respectful of the treaties, of their neighbors and respectful of international law”.
He expressed that will provide greater transparency about the defense spending so that there remain no doubts or uncertainties about it.
Another government official who spoke was Alfredo Moreno, foreing ministry, who said that “Chile is a country that does not have aspirations to claim ownership in other countries because it is committed to peace, is an advocate of strict observance of treaties, especially borderline treaties and therefore with defense spending does not intend to attack anyone”.