Germany has ‘special interest' in Chilean lithium
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announces interest in Chilean lithium and willingness to assist in mining.
Germany's Chancellor has announced that the German industry is interested in Chilean lithium and is ready to assist Chile in mining activities.
During a joint press conference with Chile's President Gabriel Boric, Olaf Scholz said that the German companies are very interested in expanding cooperation, especially in the field of lithium, and they plan on insuring "sustainable mining" in Chile.
The German chancellor, who is currently on a tour of Latin America, also highlighted the launch of a joint hydrogen production facility.
During his visit to Chile, the chancellor signed cooperation agreements in technology and innovation, mining, and economy with the Chilean side.
The Chilean state-owned copper mining company Codelco, and Aurubis, the biggest copper producer in Europe, signed a memorandum of understanding.
This comes after Scholz visited Iraq to discuss bilateral cooperation and gas import from Iraq. The German Chancellor pointed out during a pres conference with Iraq's PM that Germany would like to import energy resources from various sources in order to avoid dependence on one supplier.
"Unlike in the past, we will not depend on individual suppliers, but we will mobilize many others, cooperate closely with them," he said.
He considered that "Iraq would be a welcome partner for us in terms of gas and oil imports to Germany."
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