Colombia interested in the region
Thursday, May 21, 2009
At the opening of "Eje Exporta 2009,” the president of ACOPI said that “Central America is one of Colombia’s target markets."
Alberto López Castro, president of the Colombian Association of Small and Medium Industries (ACOPI), noted the importance of the event to publicize Colombian products and service offerings, and to explore new markets, especially Central America. reported statements by Natalia Jiménez, head of International Development for Pro Exporta Colombia: "We want international entrepreneurs, particularly Central Americans, to stop perceiving us as mere customers. Our intention is to become their strategic allies."
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