Diplomatic relations between Colombia and Chile date back to the time of the Gran Colombia, when Bolívar appointed Joaquín Mosquera as Plenipotentiary before the governments of Buenos Aires, Chile, and Peru. At that time, the purpose of Mosquera’s appointment was to promote the Bolivarian project of an Amphictyonic Congress to meet in Panama in 1826. Nearly 100 years later, relations between the two countries were formalized October 1, 1922.
The both countries have embassies in each other’s respective capital: Santiago de Chile – Bogotá, D.C.
Recent high-level meetings
- Meeting of Energy Ministers and Foreign Ministers, Lima, Peru, on July 22, 2011.
- Official visit by the Chilean Foreign Minister, Alfredo Moreno Charme, to Colombia on June 21, 2011.
- Meeting of Foreign Ministers in the framework of the 41st General Assembly of the OAS in June 2011.
- Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Asunción, Paraguay in May 2011.
- Visit by President Sebastián Piñera to Bogotá in November 2010.
- Colombia - Chile Permanent Binational Commission, at the level of Foreign Ministers.
- Technical Committee on Cooperation on the Subject of Trafficking in Illicit Narcotics.
- Joint Commission for Scientific and Technical Cooperation.
- Joint Commission on Culture, Education and Sports.
- State Visit of President Juan Manuel Santos to Chile. Santiago de Chile, August 16 – 17, 2011.
- Bilateral Meetings of the Vice-Minister of Foreign Relations of Colombia, Mrs. Mónica Lanzetta Mutis, and the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Mr. Fernando Schmidt.
- Economic Complementation Agreement No. 24 (ACE 24) and its annexes, 1993.
- Agreement between the Republics of Chile and Colombia on Child Welfare, 1998.
- Tourism Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Chile and the Government of the Republic of Colombia, 1998.
- Transport of Passengers, their Luggage and Vehicles, 1988.
- Basic Agreement on Technical and Scientific Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Chile and the Government of the Republic of Colombia, 1984.
- Agreement between the Governments of the Republics of Chile and Colombia on Mutual Cooperation for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and Control of Trafficking in Illicit Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances, 1997.
- Extradition Treaty between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Chile, 1928.
- Plan of Action To Combat Organized Crime and Terrorism between Chile and Colombia, signed on April 19, 2007.
- Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Chile, 2009.
- Agreement between the two countries for the Reciprocal Protection and Promotion of Investments, 2000.
- Memorandum of Understanding for the Strategic Association between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Chile.
- Memorandum of Understanding for the Cooperation on Antarctic-related Issues.
- Memorandum of Understanding on South-South Triangular Cooperation.
- Memorandum of Understanding on Migration and Consular Cooperation.
It should be mentioned that as part of relations between the two countries, Chile is supporting Colombia in our country’s application for entry into the OECD, and the deepening of political and economic relations for integration throughout the area, known as the Pacific Alliance.