Panetta Reaffirms Partnership, Friendship With Chile
By Cheryl Pellerin
American Forces Press Service
SANTIAGO, Chile, April 26, 2012 – In talks here today with his Chilean counterpart and the nation’s head of government, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discussed ongoing and emerging issues, from drug trafficking to cyber security, that the countries plan to address as partners.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Chilean Defense Minister Andrés Allamand in Santiago, Chile, April 26, 2012. Panetta is on a five-day trip to the region to meet with counterparts and military officials in Colombia, Brazil and Chile to discuss an expansion of defense and security cooperations. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley