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Chilean president starts official visit to France aiming at boosting economic exchanges

  • Chile President Michele Bachelet, right, and French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine look at a model of the Invalides church, during a welcoming ceremony at the Invalides, in Paris, France, Monday June 8, 2015. Michele Bachelet is on a two-day official visit in France. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool)

    Chile President Michele Bachelet, right, and French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine look at a model of the Invalides church, during a welcoming ceremony at the Invalides, in Paris, France, Monday June 8, 2015. Michele Bachelet is on a two-day official visit in France. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chile President Michele Bachelet, center right, observes the French flag during a welcoming ceremony at the Invalides, after being greeted by French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine, left, in Paris, France, Monday June 8, 2015. Michele Bachelet is on a two-day official visit in France. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool)

    Chile President Michele Bachelet, center right, observes the French flag during a welcoming ceremony at the Invalides, after being greeted by French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine, left, in Paris, France, Monday June 8, 2015. Michele Bachelet is on a two-day official visit in France. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chile President Michele Bachelet, left, and French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine, center left,  listen to Army museum curator Beatrice Six, second left, on a visit to the Tomb of Emperor Napoleon, during a welcoming ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, France, Monday June 8, 2015. Michele Bachelet is on a two-day official visit in France. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool)

    Chile President Michele Bachelet, left, and French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine, center left, listen to Army museum curator Beatrice Six, second left, on a visit to the Tomb of Emperor Napoleon, during a welcoming ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, France, Monday June 8, 2015. Michele Bachelet is on a two-day official visit in France. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Chilean president Michelle Bachelet starts a two-day official visit to France aimed at boosting economic exchanges between the two countries.

Bachelet is to meet with French President Francois Hollande later Monday at the Elysee Palace, where she will attend an official dinner organized in her honor.

French authorities hope to develop trade with Chile especially in the energy sector, infrastructures and the water industry.

Discussions on climate change are also on the agenda in order to prepare for the U.N. conference that France is to host in December on the matter.