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Incident Involving Chilean & US Security Officers

Incident Involving Chilean and U.S. Security Officers During President Bush's Visit to the APEC Summit in Santiago, Chile (Taken Question)


U.S. Department of State
Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 22, 2004
Question Taken at November 22, 2004 Daily Press Briefing


Incident Involving Chilean and U.S. Security Officers During President Bush's Visit to the APEC Summit in Santiago, Chile (Taken Question)

Question: Since the incident involving the President and his security, have we been in touch with the Chileans? At what levels? What was said?

Answer: We enjoy excellent relations with Chile. The matter is closed.

Ambassador Kelly spoke to Chilean police authorities about the incident. He expressed concern that security procedures previously agreed upon had not been followed by Chilean police. It was agreed that steps needed to be taken to ensure that there would be no further incidents during the visit.

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