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Chilean President Bachelet ends fruitful visit to Manila

/ 08:17 PM November 19, 2015
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, left, is welcomed to the opening plenary session by Philippines President Benigno Aquino III  at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Asia-Pacific leaders called Thursday for increased international cooperation in the fight against terrorism as they held annual talks overshadowed by the Paris attacks. (Mast Irham/Pool Photo via AP)

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, left, is welcomed to the opening plenary session by Philippines President Benigno Aquino III at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Asia-Pacific leaders called Thursday for increased international cooperation in the fight against terrorism as they held annual talks overshadowed by the Paris attacks. (Mast Irham/Pool Photo via AP)

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has left the country following her attendance to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit and a state visit.

Bachelet left with her black military plane back to Chile on Thursday night.

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Government officials were at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 1 to send off Bachelet.

In her four-day stay in the country, Bachelet was able to speak about women’s issues, guest in the Apec CEO Summit, and sit with other leaders of the 21 member-economies at the Apec Economic Leaders’ meeting.

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She also met with President Benigno Aquino III where they signed a memorandum of understanding on disaster risk reduction management.

They also signed a letter of intent on conducting a joint study exploring the possible benefits of a free trade agreement between Manila and Santiago. RC

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