Bachelet, who was on a two-day state visit, received a proudly South African welcome at the Union Buildings, complete with a military parade and a 21-gun salute.
Speaking to journalists after her talks with Zuma, she said her visit was the perfect moment to establish new momentum in cooperation between Pretoria and Santiago.
“We truly believe that South Africa and Chile are like-minded countries. We share a lot of values. We believe that we can also bring resources from both countries to cooperate trilaterally with the less developed countries of Africa, joining efforts and funds.”