Publicat pe 03/03/2023

Bogota, 02 March 2023: The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mr. Mihai Daraban, together with a delegation of businessmen made up of representatives of the most powerful Romanian companies with potential in import-export activity in South America, participated in a working meeting with the deputy minister for foreign trade, industry and tourism from Columbia, Mr. Luis Felipe Quintero Suárez, with the aim of identifying investment areas of common interest for the two states.

The meeting was mediated by the Romanian Embassy in Bogota, an institution that provided full support to the Romanian delegation throughout the economic mission in Colombia.

“Between Romania and Colombia, there are certainly a number of economic similarities that manage to bring the business communities of the two states closer together. There are common concerns regarding industrial modernization, digitization and the implementation of sustainability in the economy. In Colombia, the energy field benefits from a separate policy, as it also happens in Europe and, obviously, in Romania. Apart from this area, we have identified common points regarding investments in transport, especially rail and sea. I also conveyed the message received from the Colombian Ministry of Defense regarding the possibility of collaboration in this field”, said the president of the CCIR, Mr. Mihai Daraban.

“I believe that I had an extremely useful meeting both with the leadership of the CCIR and with the businessmen from Romania who are part of this delegation because we managed to draw up an investment plan that can benefit both countries. Obviously, the energy field is a priority for both Colombia and Romania and, in this sense, we must establish together the steps that will lead to the realization of collaboration in this field. In the next period, we will establish at the ministry level all the details prior to the organization of a Colombian economic mission in Bucharest, relying, obviously, on the support of the CCIR”, declared the Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, Mr. Luis Felipe Quintero Suarez.