Colombian Minister of Finance Addresses Calgary Business Audience

Mar 30, 2011, 11:13 ET from University of Calgary - School of Public Policy

School of Public Policy leads debate on trade with Colombia and Latin America

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CALGARY, March 30 /PRNewswire/ - The School of Public Policy welcomed Juan Carlos Echeverry, Minister of Finance and Public Credit for the Republic of Colombia, on Friday, March 25, 2011.

Speaking to members of Calgary's academic and business communities, Minister Echeverry discussed how Colombia has achieved such remarkable economic progress in recent years.

"We are now a much more diversified economy, after the last 30 years," the minister said. "Colombia has developed an industrial base, a services base, it has a very strong professional capacity, and our workers are very well trained."

Minister Echeverry also outlined Colombia's plans for ensuring sustainable growth in both domestic and international markets. "We want to have a government that is pro-business, pro-markets, pro-employment, and, of course, pro-trade," he said.

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