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Antonio Tajani: Enhancing business cooperation between SMEs in Colombia and the EU

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European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani together with European CEOs from all main industrial sectors will visit the Republic of Colombia on 16 and 17 May.

Vice President Antonio Tajani, responsible for Industry and Enterprises, said: “Major non-EU markets with strong growth rates represent significant opportunities for EU small enterprises, Europe's main economic strength. We are here, to help EU SMEs to invest in Colombia and Colombian SMEs to invest in Europe. Thus we will assist both the EU and Colombia to grow and to create new jobs.”

Coming from similar visits to the United States and Mexico, this mission aims at fostering industrial cooperation and business relation with Colombia. In particular Vice President Tajani will sign a letter of intent to help SMEs both from Colombia and the EU to better profit from the opportunities offered by globalisation. He will also sign a letter of intention to take actions to facilitate tourism flows between the EU and Colombia by promoting travel in particular in the respective low seasons. The EU delegation consists of representatives of European companies, industrial sector associations and horizontal business associations incorporating each a large number of industrial sectors.

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