Countries have been getting closer after President Gustavo Petro took over; there is talk of the idea of creating a special economic zone on the borders between territories
Nicolás Maduro is the current president of Venezuela
The Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez, presented this Thursday, the 24th, a binational economic plan to Colombian traders who visited Caracas for a meeting with businessmen from the Caribbean country, in search of common investment opportunities. In front of the businessmen, Rodríguez explained that Venezuela’s exportable offer consists mainly of “oil, energy and gas”, although there are other non-traditional sectors that are growing and seeking foreign markets, such as food production. “We are checking with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) which binational projects we can finance”, he said. Rodríguez also recalled that the president Nicolas Maduro presented to his Colombian counterpart, Gustavo Petroa idea of creating a special economic zone that allows special conditions for commercial activity in the strip that joins the two nations, which extends for 2,219 kilometers. “The doors are open, the two governments are working in favor of the productive sectors. We need a bit of coordination and reorganization for this business relationship to be balanced,” he considered.
The Venezuelan vice president also reiterated the need to explore areas in which the productive sectors can complement each other, defining what one country or another needs to buy and, to the same extent, see the productive capacities of each one. The meeting was organized by the largest employers’ association in Venezuela, Fedecámaras, and by the National Federation of Merchants of Colombia, which visited Caracas on a first exploratory business mission.
*With information from EFE