President Evan Duque He finished his business trip to Europe, where he held meetings in Switzerland (World Economic Forum), Turkey, United Kingdom, Achieving economic and investment agreements and commitments for the country, according to the Presidency of the Republic.
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With regard to Turkey, this country has raised bilateral relations with Colombia to a degree “Strategic Ally”, Emphasizing the business sectors’ interest in increasing their presence in the country and making investments of more than $200 million.
As for the United Kingdom, Colombia has formalized with the British authorities the file Free Trade Agreement.
In this regard, Duque said he believes that “The overall balance of this whole process was, first, the continued progress of the UK’s investment in our country. There was a very specific message, that there was already over $400 million of investment coming in very soon.“.
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Concluding his speech on his participation in the World Economic Forum, Duque said:The result is the strengthening of relations with other governments, and the interest of many companies that have participated in the materialization of investments in renewable energies, in the sectors of hotels, metalworking and concessions.“.
Likewise, he referred to his participation in the Biodiverciudades Commission, in which he raised the concept and commented that Colombia has advanced on specific issues such as those of Bogota and Barranquilla. For Duque, this is a model that is being replicated by other cities in the world.
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He considered that if a network of cities of this kind were realized, “Then we will really align these concepts to be able to protect nature and to be able to reduce our carbon footprint“.
In the Economic Forum, Duque held other important meetings, such as with Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel; Costa Rican presidents, Rodrigo Chaves; Dominican Republic, Luis Abenader, and Vice President of Peru, Dina Bullwart.
He said with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg:We are advancing on issues of satellite cooperation and mobilizing capital funds from Luxembourg to invest in business development in Colombia“.
With the Dominican President, Duque announced that progress in the agreements Partial scope to increase trade between the two countries.
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And with the President of Costa Rica, confirmed the increase in Cooperation in security issues and increasing openness to trade and investment.
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