On this occasion, Jean-Marie Aurand met the National Director of the Agriculture and Livestock Department, Mr Angel Sartori, in the presence of the Head of the Sub-department of Vitiviniculture, Food Safety and Biotechnology, Ms Alejandra Aburto Prieto, the OIV delegate, Mr Joaquín Almarza Serrano, and the Head of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry Protection, Mr Rodrigo Astete Rocha.
During this meeting, the National Director of the Agriculture and Livestock Department recalled that Chile had been a member of the OIV for more than 60 years. He also stressed the importance that his country, as a major player in the global market, attaches to the activities of the OIV and confirmed its full support of the Organisation.
Jean-Marie Aurand expressed his desire for Chile to further strengthen its presence within the OIV by bringing together experts to participate in various work projects.
While he was over there, several meetings were also organised with companies in the Chilean vitivinicultural sector, which resulted in a number of discussions about the world wine market, its developments and prospects.