The president of Colombia inaugurated his country’s first overseas trade and innovation office in Jerusalem on Tuesday, in a bid to position the South American nation as a hub for entrepreneurship and startups.
“Today we mark a milestone in the relations between Colombia and Israel. This step confirms that Israel is our key partner in innovation,” said President Iván Duque. “Colombia’s economy will grow by 8.5 percent in 2021, the highest growth rate of this century. Today, Colombia shows a different perspective of competitiveness, which includes the environment as one of its protagonists. Thus, we address new markets and new consumers, making our policy of producing while conserving and conserving while producing materialize in ‘sustechnability.’”