Embassy officials joined Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz, the Intendente of Valparaíso, Ricardo Bravo, and President of the Chilean Chamber of Deputies, Congressman Marco Antonio Núñez, and other dignitaries on July 8 at the launch of the Our Ocean 2015 Conference, set to take place in Valparaiso October 5-6.
The Foreign Minister named the conference’s good will ambassadors, and three took part in the launch: soccer star Elías Figueroa, writer Patricio Manns, and musician Manuel García, who entertained the audience with a few songs. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Catherine Novelli, who led the organization of the 2014 Our Ocean Conference in Washington, sent a message of support and appreciation for Chile’s hosting this year’s conference.
To see the new Our Ocean 2015 website, click here.