A Chilean Delegation led by His Excellency, Ambassador Eduardo Bonilla Menchaca, Chile’s Ambassador to Jamaica and Permanent Representative to the International Seabed Authority made a two-day visit to the ISA Secretariat on Wednesday and Thursday, 15th and 16th October 2014. 

Ambassador Bonilla Menchaca was accompanied by Captain Fernando J. Mingram of the Armada de Chile, Executive Secretary of the National Oceanographic Committee of Chile and Mr. Maximiliano Jara Pozo, Third Secretary and Consul of Chile in Kingston. 

The delegation was briefed by ISA senior staff on the structure and functions as well as on the work of the Authority in relation to legal and technical issues arising from deep sea mining including the status of contracts and the various capacity building initiatives provided by the Authority through the Endowment Fund and other mechanisms.