US-Chile relations at the begging of XXI century
Authors: Bohdanova Tetiana, Shpakovska Yulia
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The US and Chile maintain excellent bilateral ties as well as one of the closest political, economic, and social relationships in
the Western Hemisphere.
The objectives of the article are to define the main trends of US-Chile relations and to find out the main issues on the bilateral
agenda. Some aspects of this problem are studied by Ukrainian and foreign researchers, such as O. Kovaliova, I. Plevako,
L. Diakova, P. Meyer, F. Rojas Aravena.
The US-Chile relations at the beginning of XXI century are described as «cooperative friendship». Chile has maintained
friendly relations with the United States since its transition back to civilian democratic rule in 1990. Bilateral commercial relations
are particularly strong; total trade in goods and services has more than tripled since the implementation of a free trade
agreement in 2004. Additional areas of cooperation include supporting regional stability and promoting clean energy development.
Since March 2014, when Chile was designated as a member of the Visa Waiver Program, Chilean nationals have been able
to travel to the United States for tourism or business for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. The areas of bilateral military
cooperation include enhancing the security capacity of nations in the hemisphere, countering illicit drug trafficking, meeting
humanitarian needs, working together on issues like cyber security, confronting those who would undermine the stability of the
nations, and examining defense institutional reform