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Scholz declared a “special interest” in Chilean lithium.

Scholz declared a “special interest” in Chilean lithium.

German industry has a special interest in Chilean lithium and is ready to support Chile’s mining operations, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said during a visit to Chile.

“German companies are very interested in expanding cooperation, especially in the field of lithium, and we want to support Chile on its path to sustainable mining,” Scholz said during a joint press conference with Chilean President Gabriel Boric in Santiago de Chile, which broadcast on social networks by the Chilean authorities.

The German chancellor, who is on a tour of Latin America, also noted the launch of a joint venture to produce hydrogen.

“I am delighted that you are accepting the invitation to become co-chair of the Climate Club so that we can make progress towards climate neutrality. In this context, renewable energy and hydrogen will be of particular importance in the future,” added Scholz.

During the visit, the German chancellor signed agreements on cooperation in the field of technology and innovation, mining and economics with the Chilean side, the Chilean national copper corporation Codelco and the European metallurgical Aurubis signed a memorandum of understanding.