Cultivating Delaware’s relationship with Chile (VIDEO) — NewsWorks

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The president of Chile visited the Port of Wilmington Tuesday, further solidifying the partnership between the First State and the South American nation.

Before being elected to a second term in 2014, President Michele Bachelet worked at the United Nations in New York. During that time, she would frequently purchase produce from her home country that had been delivered via the Port of Wilmington.

“I think it has been a great opportunity for me to see how this important port operates,” Bachelet said during her visit in Wilmington.

The Port of Wilmington is the nation’s leading port for imported fruit, especially from Chile. In 2014, the Chilean fruit business accounted for 167,000 pallets, $48 million in business revenue and $4.4 million in tax revenue for Delaware and the region, according to port officials.

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