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One of the key themes of the meeting will be the promotion of economic and social reactivation, especially for the benefit of the communities that live in the border area of the two countries, affected by the covid-19 pandemic.
Likewise, the leaders will highlight the importance of continuing to strengthen the confidence of investors and businessmen, promoting the commercial relationship and the development of production chains between both countries, as well as continuing to guarantee the security and legal stability of investments.
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We went to the installation of the VI Binational Cabinet Colombia-Peru, a joint work mechanism that we had not been able to carry out since 2019 due to the pandemic. We highlight the visit of the President @PedroCastillo in the year of the bicentennial of our diplomatic relations. pic.twitter.com/P1f69DLspg
– Iván Duque 🇨🇴 (@IvanDuque) January 13, 2022
In this sense, a vital issue will be to advance in the fulfillment of the commitments that were signed in the Leticia Pact for the Amazon and its Action Plan, to guarantee the protection of the Amazon region.
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During the meeting in Villa de Leyva, Presidents Duque and Castillo will also address issues related to cooperation in security and the fight against transnational organized crime in all its manifestations, including drug trafficking, which makes it possible to dismantle criminal structures and dismantle their sources of financing.
In this regard, it seeks to deepen the ties of cooperation, technical assistance and information exchange, especially intelligence and good practices, to strengthen binational capacities through binational training courses, as well as the development of coordinated operations and operations, with a view to to strengthen border controls.
Through the binational cabinets of Colombia and PeruMore than 40 entities from the two countries work on five thematic axes: governance and social affairs; energy mining and environmental issues; economic development, trade and tourism; security and defense, and border and immigration matters.
In Villa de Leyva (Boyacá), a private meeting and working session of the ministerial teams of Colombia and Peru began at the San Miguel Convention and Recreation Center.
At the end of the Binational Cabinet, the leaders will sign a Declaration and approve the Villa de Leyva Action Plan, which includes more than one hundred commitments to deepen the bilateral relationship, improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of both countries and promote economic reactivation, especially in areas of the bilateral border.
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