Thanks to the kind invitation done by the Chilean ambassador in Switzerland, Mr José Luis Balmaceda and the coordination by the consul Mr Andrés Pérez, on the 17th of December (2014) representatives of the board directive of ICES (Lorenzo Reyes, Rodrigo Polanco, Daisy Lucas y Evelyn Avilés) participated of a business dinner with the ambassador in Bern.
From the conversation, it was possible to notice that there is compatibility between ICES objectives and the embassy´s principles. The embassy showed willingness to support the association regarding topics and speakers selection for the first meeting of ICES (to take lace in May 2015 in Zurich) as well as assistance in applying for funding to a third-party institution. ICES, on the other hand, showed willingness to support the embassy from a scientific/academic point of view and make them participants of its activities.
We hope that this relationship prosperously persists during a long time.