In a public statement, the Executive President of Codelco, Nelson Pizarro, apologized for his sayings in which criticized the exclusion of the State company of the tour to China that President Sebastián Piñera.
«How you can go to China, which is our main buyer of copper, Codelco?» said Pizarro at the Mininn Summit 2019 event.
«It was a careless phrase that I issued personally, because my intention was not to criticize the Government» said Pizarro.
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The Executive of the State copper producer also said that «the President of the Republic has the power to decide who invite the international tours.» I regret that this has been interpreted as a rebuke».
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This day, after meeting with the President of China, Xi Jingping, President Sebastián Piñera did not refer to the sayings of Pizarro.
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