MOSCOW, April 4 (RIA Novosti) - Chile can become
a platform for Russia to develop its relations with the rest of
Latin America, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday after
talks with his Chilean counterpart, Michelle Bachelet.
"We have decided to energize contacts with Latin
American countries," Medvedev said. "We aspire to get valuable
business ties going with the countries of Latin America, and
could use relations with Chile as ... a platform for forming
relations with other states."
Several agreements were signed by the presidents,
including on military cooperation and cultural links, and they
stated their intention to work towards a visa-free travel
regime for tourists.
Bachelet invited Medvedev to visit Chile, suggesting
that they could go to Antarctica.
"I hope your overloaded schedule will allow you to
come to us and together we can visit Antarctica," she said.